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Emory Cinematheque – Kiss Me, Stupid
December 4, 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 “Kiss Me, Stupid”. No Wilder film has ever divided audiences more. A vulgar masterpiece, or a masterpiece of vulgarity, Kiss Me, Stupid is either one (or a dozen) sex jokes over the line, or a deeply-felt meditation on fame, sex, marriage and love. Maybe it’s both. Dean Martin (more or less as himself) finds himself in nowheresville at the home of Orville (Ray Walston) and Zelda (Felicia Farr). The sex-and-alchohol crazed crooner thinks he’s seducing Zelda, who has been replaced by the local prostitute played by Kim Novak (doing a comic turn on Marilyn Monroe and on herself in Vertigo). Nothing goes as planned which is exactly what the troubled couple needed.
FREE, No ticket required