Sunset Blvd.

Monday, August 12
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1hr 50mins // directed by:Billy Wilder // featuring:William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim, Jack Webb // 35mm

The Coolidge welcomes back to the screen Billy Wilder's iconoclastic Hollywood noir, Sunset Blvd.

William Holden stars as Joe Gillis, an unsuccessful screenwriter who is on the run from debt collectors and repo men. Driving down Sunset Blvd his tire blows out and he finds shelter in an old, seemingly abandoned mansion. Unbeknownst to him, it houses faded silent movie star Norma Desmond (Gloria Swanson). Realizing Joe is a screenwriter she sees an opportunity to fulfill her dreams of making a triumphant return to the silver screen and restore her name. She convinces Joe to write a s