Capital Celluloid 2022 — Day 329: Tue Nov 29

Sunset Boulevard (Wilder, 1950): Garden Cinema, 3.30pm

This film also screens at the Garden Cinema on November 21st and December 14th and 19th. You can find the full 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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