Sunset Boulevard (1950)
November 4 - November 5
Thursday Nov 4 @ 7 PM
Friday Nov 5 @ 2 PM
Please join us for SUNSET BOULEVARD, the second film in season 4 of Lincoln Theater’s Classic Film Club celebrating the films of Billy Wilder, one of the most brilliant and versatile filmmakers of the Hollywood Golden Age of cinema. We are pleased to be joined at each screening by special guest, Jeannie MacDonald, for a pre-film talk and introduction.
In this classic film, an aging silent film queen refuses to accept that her stardom has ended. She hires a young screenwriter to help set up her movie comeback. The screenwriter believes he can manipulate her, but he soon finds out he is wrong. The screenwriters ambivalence about their relationship and her unwillingness to let go leads to a situation of violence, madness, and death. Starring Gloria Swanson and William Holden.
Special guest, Jeannie MacDonald, brings her lifelong passion for movies from Hollywood’s Golden Age to the Lincoln Theater as co- host, along with Executive Director Andrew Fenniman, of Season 4 of our Classic Film Club series. After working as a producer at Boston’s CBS and NBC affiliates, she moved to Los Angeles, where she wrote marketing copy for Paramount Television on the studio’s iconic Hollywood lot. As a freelancer, Jeannie has written movie copy for Warner Bros. and humor pieces for the Washington Post and Los Angeles Times. She hosts movies and blogs for the Music Hall Loft’s “Film Club” in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, where she lives with her husband John. Jeannie joined us for the last showing of Season 3 with a talk about Ninotchka. She will be introducing each film in our celebration of Billy Wilder.
Running Time: 1 hour, 50 minutes
Tickets to go on sale in September 2021