A Star is Born (1937)

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For 86 years, “A Star Is Born” has been the gift that just keeps on giving. Few films have been re-made successfully five times, which includes the most recent multi-Oscar nominated version starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. Based on an original story called “The Truth About Hollywood,” writer/director William Wellman went on to win an Oscar (with co-writer Robert Carson) for the screen version that starred Frederic March and Janet Gaynor in 1937. The story of a young woman who comes to Hollywood with dreams of stardom, but achieves them only with the help of an alcoholic leading man whose best days are behind him, is seemingly timeless.

SLO Film Fest award-winning filmmaker William Wellman Jr. will attend to share some great behind-the-scenes stories about the creation and making of his father’s legendary film. Drama. 111 min. USA

Saturday 1:15pm Palm Theatre