Begin the season with one of the greatest films of the classical Hollywood era! William Holden stars as Joe Gillis, a struggling screenwriter who finds himself in a twisted relationship with Norma Desmond (Gloria Swanson), a washed-up silent film star who is plotting her big-screen comeback. Writer-director Billy Wilder’s darkly satirical ode to failed Hollywood dreams was nominated for 11 Oscars, winning three.
Film Introduced by Dr. Joshua Gleich
Widescreen Wednesday Series – MOVIES ABOUT FILM & TELEVISION
Join faculty from the School of Theatre, Film & Television as they screen their favorite movies about film and television. At each screening, a faculty member will introduce their film of choice and share insight about the film’s history and significance to the entertainment industry. Select screenings will be enhanced with the presentation of a short film by a BFA film student in the program.