Capital Celluloid 2021 — Day 193: Thu Nov 25

Sunset Boulevard (Wilder, 1950): Castle Cinema, 7.30pm

This 16mm screening, from the ever popular Cine-Real duo, is also being shown on 21st and 28th November. You can find all the details here.

Chicago Reader review:
'Billy Wilder's searing, funny, morbid look at the real tinsel beneath the phony tinsel (1950). Aging silent-movie vamp Gloria Swanson takes up with William Holden, a two-bit screenwriter on the make, and virtually holds him captive in her Hollywood gothic mansion. Erich von Stroheim, once her director, now her butler, is the other figure in this menage-a-weird. A tour de force for Swanson and one of Wilder's better efforts.'
Dan Druker

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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