Turner Classic Movies Presents Sunset Boulevard

. May 9, 2018.

In 1950, director Billy Wilder earned his third Academy Award, for Best Original Screenplay with his black comedy Sunset Boulevard. The award is ironic considering his story is about Joe Gillis, an unsuccessful screenwriter, and Norma Desmond, a faded silent-film star. Unlike Gillis, Wilder wrote some of the most memorable lines in American cinema, like Desmond delusionally walking up to a news camera to say, “All right Mr. DeMille, I’m ready for my close-up.” Get ready for your own close-up of Sunset Boulevard during this limited run, presented by TCM.

2pm & 7pm | Sunday, May 13 and Wednesday, May 16
$8/children, seniors, and matinee
$10.25/general admission for 7pm showings

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