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Emory Cinematheque – The Apartment
November 6, 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 “The Apartment”. Wilder’s 5-Oscar-winning (out of 10 nominations) dramedy about an exploited elevator operator (Shirley MacLaine), an ambitious and opportunistic middle-manager (Jack Lemmon) and his rapacious boss (Fred MacMurray again) is a masterpiece of script construction. One of the quintessential films of the conformist, get-ahead 1950s and early 1960s, The Apartment was a crucial influence on the look and tone, and narrative, of Matthew Weiner’s tv sensation Mad Men.
FREE, No ticket required