Afternoon Classics Season 2: Sunset Boulevard
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Our final screening in this 'Noir' Mini season of Afternoon Classics is 'Sunset Boulevard'.
The story, set in '50s Hollywood, focuses on Norma Desmond, a silent-screen goddess whose pathetic belief in her own indestructibility has turned her into a demented recluse. The crumbling Sunset Boulevard mansion where she lives with only her butler, Max who was once her director and husband has become her self-contained world. Norma dreams of a comeback to pictures and she begins a relationship with Joe Gillis, a small-time writer who becomes her lover, that will soon end with murder and total madness.
"Norma Desmond, a fictional former queen of the silent era is at the heart of Billy Wilder's Sunset Boulevard, and she is played with mesmerising intensity by Gloria Swanson, near perfect" ★★★★★ The Telegraph
We offer Free Tea/coffee & Cake with every ticket at our Afternoon Classic screenings.
Director: Billy Wilder
Cast: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich Von Stroheim, Nancy Olsen
Run time: 110 mins
***"This project is supported by Film Hub North West Central, proud to be a member of the BFI Film Audience Network" ★★★
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