BILLY, HOW DID YOU DO IT?
Monday, September 8
(1992) “How Would Lubitsch Have Done It?” read a sign in Billy Wilder’s Hollywood office. In 1988, director Volker Schlöndorff began to wonder the same thing about Wilder and commenced two weeks of non-stop videotaped conversation with his friend - a virtual anecdote-a-thon conducted in English, German and back to English. The result was this 3-hour documentary that Wilder would deem “not dignified enough” - he nixed showings in his lifetime. Mr. Schlöndorff will introduce this extremely rare screening of the complete version. Approx. 177 min. Digital.