Friday, January 8, 2016
9:30 PM–11:40 PM
1950, USA, Billy Wilder, 110 min.
With William Holden, Gloria Swanson, and Erich von Stroheim
Introduced by street artist Bradley Theodore.
Down-on-his-luck screenwriter Joe Gillis (Holden) is on his last legs when he accidentally drives into the estate of the faded silent movie star Norma Desmond (Swanson). When she learns Gillis is a writer, Desmond enlists him to help write a screenplay that will launch her back into silver-screen stardom, drawing him fatefully into her deluded fantasy world.
“Sunset Boulevard is that rare blend of pungent writing, expert acting, masterly direction, and unobtrusively artistic photography which quickly casts a spell over an audience and holds it enthralled to a shattering climax.” —Thomas M. Pryor, The New York Times, August 11, 1950
About the Speaker
Bradley Theodore is a New York”“based street artist that has painted murals on the walls of New York City since 2001. Deeply inspired by fashion, he has collaborated with brands like Espirit and Swaroski.
About Cabaret Cinema
For the Museum’s classic film series, renowned photographer Steve McCurry selected eight films that have influenced the way he looks at light, color, form, and narrative. Journalists and photographers will introduce each film and relate it to one of McCurry’s photographs in the new exhibition Steve McCurry: India.
Free for members