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Friday Nite Movies Filmed in Ballard/Seattle 11/16/18

Friday Nite Movies Filmed in Ballard/Seattle 11/16/18

Friday, November 16, 2018

The Slender Thread

(1966, Not Rated, 1 h 38 min)

Starring Sidney Poitier, Anne Bancroft, Telly Savalas

A psychology student (Poitier) volunteers at Seattle’s Crisis Clinic and receives a phone call from a housewife (Bancroft), who has taken an overdose of pills and refuses to tell her location.

Doors open 6:00 pm. Movie starts at approximately 6:45 pm.

Eat while you watch! Bring picnic food and adult beverages, or order dinner delivered to the clubhouse. Plates, utensils, and cups supplied.

Suggested donations:

$5 for the movie.

$10 for the movie and beer.

$15 for the movie and dinner of hot dogs, chips, sweets, and beer.

Popcorn and lemonade for everyone.

Sunset Hill Community Association   

3003 N W 66th St.  Seattle, WA 98117

Please RSVP to: info@sunsethillcommunity.org

Presented in cooperation with the Ballard Historical Society as part of our ongoing series of movies filmed in Ballard and Seattle.

TRIVIA ABOUT THE SLENDER THREAD FROM IMDB.COM:

Although top-billed, Sidney Poitier and Anne Bancroft don’t appear on-screen together in a single scene. Bancroft later repeated this odd accomplishment when she and Sir Anthony Hopkins co-starred, but played no scenes together, in 84 Charing Cross Road (1987).

Sydney Pollack’s feature film directorial debut. Pollack had worked for years in television before getting his break with this film.

Originally titled “Cross My Heart And Hope To Die” and slated to star Elizabeth Ashley (who was forced to drop out over a contract dispute).

During the opening sequence of the film, there’s a view of a man piloting a boat, and the boat’s name is “Silliphant”, which is a reference to Screenwriter Stirling Silliphant.

 



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