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Mommie Dearest: A Special Presentation at The Varsity Cinema

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See the 1981 classic movie Mommie Dearest (directed by Frank Perry) followed by a discussion about the making of the film and its reception with Hollywood historian A. Ashley Hoff. Copies of Hoff's new book, With Love, Mommie Dearest: The Making of an Unintentional Camp Classic, will be available for purchase and signing at the event, courtesy of Beaverdale Books.

The movie discussion will take place at the Varsity Cinema (1207 25th St, Des Moines, IA 50311) on Monday, June 10, 2024, at 9:15PM.  Please note: there will be an admission charge if you would like to see the movie.  Use promo code DMPL to purchase a discounted ticket!  Check for purchase and further details.

The discussion will begin at 9:15 PM and is free and open to the public with no purchase necessary.



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Movie is not intended for children unless accompanied by an adult.