DEATH WATCH
1980, Westchester Films, 117 min, United States, Dir: Bertrand Tavernier

Shot in Glasgow, Scotland, this unsettling drama takes place in a future where fatal illness is as rare as voyeurism is rampant. Besieged by reporters after she has been diagnosed with an incurable disease, Romy Schneider takes off with acquaintance Harvey Keitel - unaware that a camera has been implanted in his eye to film her final days for a reality show. With Harry Dean Stanton (as a ratings-hungry TV exec) and Max von Sydow.


THE BAREFOOT CONTESSA
1954, Park Circus , 128 min, United States, Dir: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Director Joseph L. Mankiewicz returns to the show business milieu of ALL ABOUT EVE for this story of a filmmaker (Humphrey Bogart, playing a slightly modified version of Mankiewicz himself) who discovers a peasant girl (Ava Gardner) dancing in a nightclub and transforms her into a star. Before long Bogart falls in love with his creation, but his possessiveness and the pressures of stardom send her frantically looking for an escape.


LADY COCOA
1975, AGFA, 93 min, United States , Dir: Matt Cimber

After testifying in court against her gangster boyfriend, Lady Cocoa (Lola Falana) gets a 24-hour day pass out of jail to go enjoy the high life in Las Vegas. But her boyfriend (legendary Pittsburgh Steelers defensive tackle “Mean” Joe Greene) has other plans. Lady Cocoa not only has to worry about the dwindling hours of her freedom, she has to worry about whether she’ll survive them.


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