Our selection for “Noirvember,” Billy Wilder’s masterpiece, Sunset Boulevard, is a tremendously entertaining combination of noir, black comedy, and character study and arguably the greatest film ever made about Hollywood. In the film, an aging silent film queen refuses to accept that her stardom has ended. She hires a young screenwriter to help set up her movie comeback. The screenwriter believes he can manipulate her, but he soon finds out he is wrong. The screenwriters ambivalence about their relationship and her unwillingness to let go leads to a situation of violence, madness, and death.
(1950) 110 minutes, Drama. Showing at 6 p.m. on Monday, November13th in the Library’s Meeting Room. Shown with captions.