Film Night: Sunset Boulevard
Thursday, April 20
Included with museum admission
Curator Janet Blake introduces the 1950 classic.
Sunset Boulevard (1950) is a classic film noir about “behind the scenes” Hollywood, self-deceit, spiritual and spatial emptiness, and the price of fame, greed, narcissism, and ambition. The film was honored with eleven Academy Award nominations and was the recipient of three Oscars: Best Story and Screenplay, Best Black and White Art Direction/Set Decoration, and Best Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture. Sunset Boulevard was among the first group of films selected for preservation by the Library of Congress in the National Film Registry, and is ranked twelve on the American Film Institute’s list of the 100 best American films of the 20th century.