This screening includes Sunset Boulevard
- Date and time:
- Sat, Oct 31, 2015, From 3–4:50 pm
- 1 hr 50 min
- Free, but ticketed
Series: City Lights Film Series
Arguably the most biting satire of Hollywood ever made, writer/director Billy Wilder employed silent-era star Gloria Swanson and silent-era director Erich von Stroheim as two of the three centerpieces of this deliciously witty and deeply creepy story of a faded star trying to mount a comeback to a Hollywood studio system which has forgotten her. Rounding out the trio is William Holden, rarely in better form as the broke screenwriter hired—and then held captive—by Swanson’s aging star. Contains mature content, including violence and scenes referencing suicide.