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David Lynch Selects

Sunset Boulevard

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Saturday 9/20
7:00 pm
$9 General Public
$7 Students & Seniors
FREE Members of IHP or PAFA

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dir. Billy Wilder, US, 1950, DCP, b/w, 110 min.

“I want to live in this world” – David Lynch


Billy Wilder’s Academy Award winning Sunset Boulevard is perhaps the greatest film about the motion picture industry ever made. A film noir set in the center of the dream factory, Sunset Boulevard uses our fascination with Hollywood scandals to tell a dark tale of murder, deception and fading glory. The tragic figure of aging silent film star Norman Desmond is played to perfection by Gloria Swanson and the film includes cameos from such film greats as Cecile B. DeMille and Buster Keaton.  Few films have achieved such iconic status in the history of cinema; Sunset Boulevard endures as a true classic.

David Lynch film programming is in conjunction with David Lynch: The Unified Field at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA), the first major U.S. museum exhibition of PAFA alumnus David Lynch, on view September 13, 2014 to January 11, 2015. Organized in close collaboration with the artist, the exhibition features over 80 paintings and drawings from all periods of Lynch’s career. It includes rarely-seen early work from Lynch's time in Philadelphia (1965-70), a critical period in his creative development. The William Penn Foundation is the presenting sponsor of David Lynch: The Unified Field. Follow @PAFAcademy on social media and join the conversation with #PAFADavidLynch.