As part of Cornerhouse’s current exploration of film noir, the cinema will host a special introduction and screening of Billy Wilder’s 1950 classic Sunset Boulevard this Wednesday. The film, which has been described as one of Wilder’s finest, follows Joe who is running away from the repossession men and ends up moving into a mansion and meets the faded screen star Norma Desmond. Sunset Boulevard is a film all about obsessive affections and reflects peoples screen dreams and immortality and decaying reality. The film stars William Holden, plus Gloria Swanson as the tragic Norma Desmond. It will be introduced here by freelance film educator Maggie Hoffgen.

Wed 13 Nov, Cornerhouse, 70 Oxford Street, M1 5NH, 6.15pm, £7.50 (£5.50 concessions),

Wed 13 Nov
Steven Brown
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Mon 11 Nov 2013