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Emory Cinematheque – Sunset Boulevard
October 2, 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 “Sunset Boulevard” which was Wilder’s poison pen letter to a Hollywood in decline famously focusing on two self-deceiving desperate characters seeking success in the film industry. An iconic, gothic noir whose imagery and dialogue (“I’m ready for my close-up”) quickly entered the American vernacular. In spite of its harsh subject, and its cold welcome among the Hollywood establishment, the film won three Oscars for screenplay, art direction and music.
FREE, No ticket required