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    AFTRS Library Presents... Sunset Boulevard (1950)

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    This year’s AFTRS Library Presents... 35mm film program screens in conversation with the library’s show-stopping Curated Collections. A drawcard of the library, the Curated Collection is a display that’s designed and developed around a theme, film genre, filmmaker, or in tribute to a specific film. Spectacularly crafted by our movie-mad Librarians, each Curated Collection shines a light on overlooked and underappreciated gems in the library’s collection of physical media, celebrating our knowledge of, and devotion to cinema.

    Sunset Boulevard (dir: Billy Wilder, 1950)

    When: Tuesday, 27 February, 2024

    Time: Doors open: 6:00pm / Film starts: 6:30pm.

    Where: AFTRS Main Theatre

    Screenings are free but bookings are essential as seating is limited.

    Seating is NOT allocated.

    Film print courtesy of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.


    Sunset Boulevard

    One of the best films ever made about Hollywood, Sunset Boulevard is a riveting combination of black comedy and film noir. Widely regarded as Billy Wilder's masterpiece, it is regularly ranked as one of the greatest films ever made.

    Summary: A screenwriter develops a dangerous relationship with a faded film star determined to make a triumphant return.

    Director: Billy Wilder

    Starring: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim.

    Run time: 1 hour and 50 minutes.

    Rating: PG (Infrequent mild coarse language)


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