Tribute: A Conversation with Barbara Rush


Lark Theatre Sun, Oct 13, 2019 2:00 PM
Film Info
Section:Big Night
Running Time:75 min.


A space-traveling scientist in When Worlds Collide, a mother fighting for her family in Nicholas Ray's groundbreaking 1950s substance abuse drama Bigger Than Life, and a delectably diabolical villainess in the 1960s Batman TV series—these are just a few of the characters played with panache by acclaimed actress, Barbara Rush. Few in Hollywood have had as diverse a career on both the big and small screens. Rush has excelled in genres as varied as drama, science fiction, westerns, horror, and comedy, and was featured in some of America's most beloved television programs from the 1950s through the 1980s. She starred opposite legendary leading men like Paul Newman and James Mason and worked with celebrated directors including Douglas Sirk, Nicholas Ray, and Edward Dmytryk to name just a few.

MVFF is honored to present this tribute to a singularly talented actor, Barbara Rush. Join us for an onstage presentation featuring trailers from some of her best-known Hollywood films and hear from Rush herself about her storied and eclectic career.