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Sunset Boulevard (the film)

Hosted by the Consul of the Washington, D.C. Arts & Culture Group
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Took place 1 month ago
Tue 07 Feb 18:00 - 22:00

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Let's go see the original Protected content noir on which the enormously successful Andrew Lloyd Webber musical is based. It's playing for one night only at E Street Cinema, at 4:30pm and 7:45pm. I've bought a ticket for the 7:45pm show for myself. Please buy your own ticket in advance here-- Protected content . You can go to the 4:30 show (which has more available seats) and meet us afterwards or go to the 7:45 show and meet us beforehand.

Let's meet at Central Michel Richard Protected content Ave. NW) which has a nice happy hour until 6:30. I'll be there at 6. Come whenever you like.

Here's a synopsis of the film--

Gloria Swanson as aging silent-film queen Norma Desmond, and William Holden as the struggling young screenwriter who is held in thrall by her madness, created two of the screen's most memorable characters in Sunset Boulevard. Winner of three Academy Awards, director Billy Wilder's powerful orchestration of the bizarre tale is a true cinematic classic. From the unforgettable opening sequence—a body found floating in a decayed mansion's swimming pool—through the inevitable unfolding of tragic destiny, Sunset Boulevard is the definitive statement on the dark and desperate side of Hollywood. With Erich von Stroheim, Nancy Olson, and cameos by Buster Keaton, Hedda Hopper and Cecil B. DeMille.

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