Sunset Blvd.

Head down to the Regency South Coast Village for a special screening of one of the crown jewels of the noir genre, Sunset Blvd. The film follows the story of a down-on-his luck writer (as we learn in the first scene) who’s taken in by a withered silent film star named Norma Desmond long past her prime. Juxtaposing fantasy with reality, director Billy Wilder cast faded star Gloria Swanson in the role of Desmond. We watch as she fights against all odds to regain her former glory—the ultimate fantasy in itself—and descends into madness in the process. See this cinematic jewel on the big screen, close up, the way it was destined to be viewed.

Wed., March 12, 7:30 p.m., 2014

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