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Emory Cinematheque – Irma La Douce
November 20, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Emory Cinematheque, hosted by Emory University’s Department of Film & Media Studies, presents a weekly film series on Wednesday nights from August 28 through December 4. The Fall 2019 program is focused on Billy Wilder, a writer and director with a cinematic legacy that spans 26 films and six decades. The entire series is free and open to the public.
This evening’s event will be the screening of “Irma La Douce”. Wilder’s most successful film at the box-office, is a romantic comedy of epic proportions. Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine (Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe Winner for Best Actress) return from The Apartment to play Nestor Patou, a cop turned pimp, and Irma, a highly successful prostitute. Straining at the limits of realism and beyond, Irma is the unlikely source of Wilder’s most deeply philosophical reflections on life, art, faith and jealousy.
FREE, No ticket required