It's not every day that a new film written by Tennessee Williams is released. William's 1957 screenplay for THE LOSS OF A TEARDROP DIAMOND was supposed to be his third collaboration with director Elia Kazan (after Baby Doll and A Streetcar Named Desire), but when plans to make the film fell through, the screenplay was lost and forgotten -- until young, Memphis-born director Jodie Markell recently picked it up.
We celebrated Mr. Williams earlier this month at the Egyptian with a double feature of the Suddenly Last Summer and Cat on A Hot Tin Roof; now, join us for a sneak preview of THE LOSS OF A TEARDROP DIAMOND at the AERO THEATRE! Director Jodie Markell and star Bryce Dallas Howard will be there for a Q&A discussion after the screening. We'll also have a display of costumes from the film in the Aero lobby! Costume designer Chrisi Karvonides will be on hand to answer questions about the costumes, in the lobby.
Wednesday, December 16 - 7:30 PM
1328 Montana Ave at 14th St
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Sneak Preview: THE LOSS OF A TEARDROP DIAMOND, 2009, Paladin, 102 min. Dir. Jodie Markell. This new drama based on a recently rediscovered original screenplay by Tennessee Williams is set in the Roaring Twenties and tells the story of Fisher Willow (Bryce Dallas Howard) a headstrong young southern heiress who rebels by asking the impoverished but handsome Jimmy Dobyne (Chris Evans) to escort her to the major social events of the season. The relationship is purely a business arrangement, with Fisher paying for Jimmy’s time and attention, but when she discovers she really loves him, she finds it impossible to earn the affection she tried to buy. Also starring Ellen Burstyn, Ann-Margret and Will Patton.
Discussion following with director Jodie Markell and actor Bryce Dallas Howard. There will be a display of some of the beautiful 1920s era costumes from the film on display in the lobby as well. Special thanks to Palace Costume and Revamp Vintage Reproduction Clothing.
Chris Evans and Bryce Dallas Howard in THE LOSS OF A TEARDROP DIAMOND