The UCLA Film and Television Archive will host a screening of 2003 American comedy “Die, Mommie, Die!” on Aug. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Billy Wilder Theater at the Hammer Museum. Following the screening there will be a Q&A with screenwriter and actor Charles Busch and filmmaker Jeffrey Schwarz.
The film is an adaptation of Busch’s stage play and channels Joan Crawford and Bette Davis at their most frenzied. In drag, Busch stars as the lead role, Angela Arden, a washed up reclusive who longs to resuscitate her singing career.
The screening is part of the archive’s “Outfest UCLA Legacy Project” series which is a collaborative effort to collect and restore queer film and video.
Tickets are available for purchase online and at the theater’s box office for $10. Outfest members recieve free admission.