Free Film Series
When: Thursday, Aug. 14, 2008, 5:30 p.m.
Where: S.B. Museum of Art, 1130 State St., Santa Barbara
Cost: Not available
Age limit: Not available
Categories: Special Events
Chuck Wolfe, UCSB Film and Media Studies Professor, provides the introduction and explores the notion of Hollywood as idea and ideal through a different film each week.
This week: Sunset Boulevard. In an effort to revive her faded career, movie star Norma Desmond (Gloria Swanson) strikes a misbegotten pact with a young, unemployed screenwriter (William Holden) in this caustic tale of Hollywood ambition by writer-director Billy Wilder, blending sharp, comic dialogue with the dark motifs of film noir.
Seating is limited. First come, first seated.
Event posted July 21, 2008
Last updated Jan. 11, 2010