This new quarterly series showcases the “essential” films everyone should see on the big screen. For each month-long program, we’ll screen five films organized by one of the following themes: directors, actors, genres, and eras/movements.
Essential Tickets are $9 for Adults, $8 for Student/Seniors and Members get in Free!
Double Indemnity (1944) - July 31 & Aug. 1
Sunset Boulevard (1950) - Aug. 7 & 8
Ace in the Hole (1951) - Aug. 14 & 15
Some Like It Hot (1959) - Aug 21 & 22
The Apartment (1960) - Aug. 28 & 29
Showtimes are Sundays at 3pm and Mondays at 7pm
From the late 1930s to the early 1960s, Billy Wilder dominated Hollywood’s Golden Age. With over fifty films and six Academy Awards to his credit, he is one of Hollywood’s all-time greatest directors, producers and screenwriters. His films range from stark melodrama, like DOUBLE INDEMNITY (1944), THE LOST WEEKEND (1945) and SUNSET BOULEVARD (1950), to antic farce, such as THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH (1955) and SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959), to satiric comedy, like A FOREIGN AFFAIR (1948) and THE APARTMENT (1960). Billy Wilder has had a powerful creative influence on both the experimental and traditional film industries in America. [PBS.org]