- 9:30 p.m.
The Parsons Fashion in Film series presents: Eyes of Laura Mars.
This film directed by Irvin Kershner in 1978 will be introduced by Jeffrey Lieber, assistant professor, Art and Design History and Theory, Parsons The New School for Design
Faye Dunaway gives an electric performance as the high priestess of late 1970s chic in this cult-classic fashion thriller, with a glorious pop-rock-aria theme song by Barbra Streisand, and photographs by Helmut Newton. Jeffrey Lieber draws out its connections to the Italian Giallo films of Bava, Fulci, and Argento,
and the melodramas of Douglas Sirk. For director Kershner it was a
laboratory of stylistic effects that he would go on to perfect in Star
Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, making it one of the more influential
films of the era.