Friday Afternoon at the Movies - Sunset Blvd at Senior Center

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Friday Afternoon at the Movies, 
September 1, 1:00-4 pm

Shoreline-LFP Senior Center, 18560 1st Ave NE

Hosted by Scarecrow Video, the Silver Cinema Project is an opportunity to enjoy and then discuss golden age Hollywood classics.

Each screening is introduced by a Scarecrow expert.

This month’s film is Sunset Boulevard, Billy Wilder’s 1950 film noir drama about an aging silent film star who refuses to believe her stardom has ended.

According to Wikipedia,

The film stars William Holden as Joe Gillis, an unsuccessful screenwriter, and Gloria Swanson as Norma Desmond, a faded silent film star who draws him into her fantasy world where she dreams of making a triumphant return to the screen, with Erich von Stroheim as Max von Mayerling, her devoted servant. Director Cecil B. DeMille and gossip columnist Hedda Hopper play themselves, and the film includes cameo appearances by leading silent film actors Buster Keaton, H. B. Warner and Anna Q. Nilsson.
Praised by many critics when first released, Sunset Boulevard was nominated for eleven Academy Awards (including nominations in all four acting categories) and won three. Deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the U.S. Library of Congress in 1989, Sunset Boulevardwas included in the first group of films selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.

The film screening is free.


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