Sunset Boulevard (1950)

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Think you’re film literate? Not until you’ve experienced the masterpieces of world cinema presented as part of this series.
Movies That Matter
Sunday, May 5, 2013
1:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Hollywood has long been known as the Dream Factory. But what happens when the dream dies?

That's the story told by director Billy Wilder in Sunset Boulevard, which finds a broke screenwriter (William Holden) becoming the kept boy toy of a fading silent movie star (Gloria Swanson) who is so bent on a comeback that she's sliding into madness.