Film

Sunset Blvd.

 
Seniors Only
 
Fri, Mar 15, 2013
  • 10AM
 
LOCATION:
Peter Jay Sharp Building
 
BAM Rose Cinemas
RUN TIME: 110min
FORMAT: Digital
This event is for senior citizens 65 and older and is not open to the general public. To reserve movie tickets please call 718.636.4122 or email CommunityAffairs@BAM.org.
 
 
 
 
 
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Directed by Billy Wilder | 1950

With William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim

In this pitch-black combination of film noir and showbiz tragedy, Gloria Swanson takes on the now-iconic role of Norma Desmond, a silent-screen diva whose descent into obscurity after the advent of sound eerily mirrors Swanson’s own Hollywood career. In her cavernous mansion on Sunset Boulevard, Norma keeps by her side a hack screenwriter boy toy (Holden), a devoted butler (Von Stroheim), and old has-been friends (including Buster Keaton) by her side, all living off her wealth and feeding her larger-than-life ego.  Billy Wilder’s masterpiece is a bitter appraisal of an aging star’s delusions—and one of cinema’s most merciless dissections of the ravages of celebrity.