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8:20 ONLY

Monday, May 16

Screenplay by Brackett & Wilder and D.M. Marshman Jr.

Academy Award winner: Best Writing, Story and Screenplay

Introduced by Jim Moore, biographer and grandson of screenwriter/producer Charles Brackett. Following the screening, Mr. Moore will present an Academy Film Archive clip reel of additional Brackett and Wilder collaborations.

(1950, Billy Wilder) Luck has run out for William Holden’s hack screenwriter Joe Gillis. But even from the depths of a Beverly Hills swimming pool, Gillis recounts his tormented affair as kept man to Gloria Swanson’s has-been silent star Norma Desmond. New 35mm print courtesy of Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and Paramount Pictures. Approx. 110 mins.

Co-presented by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences

Film Forum