Best Director
Academy Awards
Best Picture
Academy Awards
Best Writing (Original Screenplay)
Academy Awards
One of Wilder's finest, and certainly the blackest of all Hollywood's scab-scratching accounts of itself.
--Geoff Andrew, Time Out
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Sunset Boulevard

Part of the TCM Big Screen Classics series.
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Sunday, May 13th, at 7PM and Wednesday, May 16th, at 2PM

Gloria Swanson, as Norma Desmond, an aging silent-film queen, 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. Erich von Stroheim as Desmond's discoverer, ex-husband and butler, and Nancy Olson as the bright spot amidst unrelenting ominousness, are equally celebrated for their masterful performances.

This two-day event includes exclusive insight from Turner Classic Movies.

Played at

Playhouse 7, 5.16.18 - 5.16.18
Town Center 5, 5.16.18 - 5.16.18
Claremont 5, 5.16.18 - 5.16.18
Ahrya Fine Arts, 5.16.18 - 5.16.18
Royal, 7.21.15 - 7.21.15
Rated NR
Runtime: 110 min
Language: English

Director: Billy Wilder
Cast: Erich Von Stroheim, Gloria Swanson, William Holden

  • Nominee, Best Director, Academy Awards
  • Nominee, Best Picture, Academy Awards
  • Winner, Best Writing (Original Screenplay), Academy Awards