1950. USA. Dir: Billy Wilder. With Gloria Swanson, William Holden. 110 min.
When your narrator is introduced face-down in a Hollywood swimming pool, you can rightfully expect equal parts fatalism and pitch-black satire. A broke screenwriter on the run hides out with a forgotten silent-movie queen, while she slips into dangerous delusion. Wilder’s eerie tinsel-town tale proves that before MULHOLLAND DRIVE, there was SUNSET BOULEVARD.
Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. Free.