The American Cinematheque in association with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and UCLA Film & Television Archives presents...
|Directed By Billy Wilder January 19-February 2, 2000|
This tribute to Billy Wilder takes place at three Los Angeles venues including the Egyptian Theatre. Films will not overlap.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences in the Samuel Goldwyn Theater:
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The UCLA Film & Television Archive - James Bridges Theater presents:"WRITTEN BY BILLY WILDER": Friday, January 14 - 7:30 PM
MIDNIGHT (1939) - dir. Mitchell Leisen
NINOTCHKA (1939) - dir. Ernst Lubitsch
Saturday, January 15 - 7:30 PM
ARISE MY LOVE (1940) - dir. Mitchell Leisen
HOLD BACK THE DAWN (1941) - dir. Mitchell LeisenSunday, January 16 - 7:00 PM
ACE IN THE HOLE (1951) - dir. Billy Wilder
SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959) - dir. Billy WilderSunday, January 23 - 2:00 PM
BLUEBEARD'S EIGHTH WIFE (1938) - dir. Ernst Lubitsch
BALL OF FIRE (1941) - dir. Howard HawksThursday, January 27 - 7:30 PM
DOUBLE INDEMNITY (1944) - dir. Billy Wilder
A FOREIGN AFFAIR (1948) - dir. Billy WilderSunday, January 30 - 7:00 PM
THE LOST WEEKEND (1945) - dir. Billy Wilder
SUNSET BOULEVARD (1950) - dir. Billy WilderUCLA Admission: $6 general; $4 students (with I.D.) and Seniors. Screening schedule: Call (310) 206-FILM Parking and other info.: Call (310) 206-8013
heady atmosphere of suspense and pulp romance permeates a Sahara
waystation as Franchot Tone attempts to outsmart Nazi Field Marshal
Rommel (the incomparable Erich von Stroheim.) With Akim Tamiroff and
Anne Baxter as wily hotel proprietors.
Thursday, January 20 - 7:00 PMDouble-Feature - Actor Richard Erdman In-Person!!
STALAG 17, 1953, Paramount, 120 min. Earthy humor, pathos and
high-octane tension vie for first place in one of Wilder's most popular
and perfectly realized films. Oscar-winner William Holden, a sergeant
with mercenary instincts, is gradually suspected by fellow WW2 POW's of
being a traitor. Director Otto Preminger co-stars as the camp's
Prussian commandant. With Don Taylor, Robert Strauss, Richard Erdman.
min. Much-underrated and surprisingly suspenseful bio-pic of aviation
pioneer Charles Lindbergh, as he attempts to cross the Atlantic
single-handed. In one of his signature roles, James Stewart perfectly
captures the loneliness and uncertainty of Lindbergh as he leaps into
the unknown. Discussion between films with STALAG 17 co-star Richard Erdman.
Friday, January 21 - 7:00 PMDouble-Feature - Actress Evelyn Keyes In-Person!! THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH, 1955, 20th Century Fox, 105 min. Married everyman Tom Ewell suffers through one long hot summer as downstairs neighbor Marilyn Monroe tries to cool herself off, in Wilder's racy, delicious stab at adultery and modern morals. Evelyn Keyes (99 RIVER STREET) co-stars as Ewell's conveniently out-of-town wife.Discussion between films with SEVEN YEAR ITCH co-star Evelyn Keyes.
Saturday, January 22 - 7:00 PMDouble Feature - Brand New 35 mm. Prints!!
tribute to his mentor Ernst Lubitsch (and collaborates with co-writer
I.A.L. Diamond for the first time) in this effervescent and bittersweet
comedy of Gary Cooper courting Parisian waif Audrey Hepburn. With
Maurice Chevalier as Hepburn's private-detective father.
Tyrone Power (in his final film) is defended by ailing barrister Charles
Laughton in Wilder's dark, delightful courtroom nailbiter. Marlene
Dietrich as Power's duplicitous spouse helps supply one of the most
insanely out-of-left-field twists in any mystery.
Wednesday, January 26 - 8:00 PMJack Lemmon, Edie Adams & Hope Holiday In-Person - Brand-New 35 mm Print!
THE APARTMENT, 1960, MGM/UA, 125 min. Jack Lemmon ingratiates himself with his corporate colleagues by lending out his apartment for their extra-marital affairs -- but his promotion plans backfire when he falls head-over-heels for boss Fred MacMurray's new gal-pal Shirley MacLaine. Oscar-winner for Best Picture, Screenplay (with I.A.L. Diamond) and - of course - Best Director. Discussion following with actor Jack Lemmon.
Friday, January 28 - 7:00 PMDouble-Feature!!
of what it takes to get ahead in entertainment, as womanizing nightclub
singer Dean Martin agrees to record some of unknown songsmith Ray
Walston's tunes -- if he gets to bed Walston's foxy wife, Kim Novak!
So sharp you could cut your hand on it.
has a field day with the mega-global-corporate ad world, as James
Cagney, the conservative head of Coca-Cola's West Berlin branch, goes
ballistic when he finds out visiting boss's daughter Pamela Tiffin has
gotten hitched to Commie activist Horst Bucholz.
Saturday, January 29 - 7:00 PMDouble-Feature!!
savage, unforgiving comedies, this may be Wilder's darkest (and
funniest): hapless cameraman Jack Lemmon is injured during a football
match, then latched onto by shyster Walter Matthau, who wants to milk
the situation for all its worth.
magnificent blend of rueful romance and adventure, as Wilder examines
the relationship between Holmes (Robert Stephens) and Watson (Colin
Blakely), as they try to unravel a mystery threatening Queen Victoria.
Arguably Wilder's last great masterpiece.
Wednesday, February 2 - 7:00 PMWilder with a Twist of Lemmon - Double-Feature!!
Parisian cop Jack Lemmon holds down a dozen jobs - just so he can keep
hooker girlfriend Shirley MacLaine from sleeping with any other men!
Watch for wonderful supporting work from veterans Lou Jacobi and
Herschel Bernardi, in this sweet, saucy, Impressionist-inspired comedy.
Wilder gem: uptight millionaire Jack Lemmon gets his eyes opened (and
more) when he travels to Italy to collect his late father's corpse - and
finds himself falling for the lovely daughter (Juliet Mills) of his
dad's Italian mistress.