Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Fri, Aug 2, 2019
7:30pm

HIGHBALLS AND SCREWBALLS
Double Feature!
SUNSET BOULEVARD / SULLIVAN’S TRAVELS
35 mm!

SUNSET BOULEVARD
1950, Paramount, 110 min, USA, Dir: Billy Wilder

"I’m ready for my close-up, Mr. DeMille!" Director Billy Wilder created one of his most enduring masterpieces in this dark, glittering, poison-pen letter to all things Hollywood, told in flashback by screenwriter Joe Gillis (William Holden), whose final job is playing paid companion to egocentric, aging silent-film goddess Norma Desmond (Gloria Swanson). With Erich von Stroheim. Academy Award Winner for Best Screenplay (Wilder, Charles Brackett and D.M. Marshman Jr.) and Score (Franz Waxman). The original Schwab’s drugstore figures prominently in the film, as do Paramount Studios and the still-standing Alto Nido apartments.


35 mm!

SULLIVAN’S TRAVELS
1941, Universal, 98 min, Dir: Preston Sturges

Director Preston Sturges’ most acclaimed comedy is something like a social-realism movie with a wicked sense of humor. Successful Hollywood director Joel McCrea grows weary of making "entertainment pictures" and decides to hit the road disguised as a hobo to research his first "serious" film. A roller coaster of mishaps and coincidences lands him on a chain gang, as well as in the arms of lovely Veronica Lake, before he learns what audiences crave the most.


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