Film: Sunset Boulevard (Cert PG)

Saturday 22nd September at 7.30pm

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1950’s Hollywood; screenplay writer Joe Gillis is not able to sell his work to the studios, and is thinking of returning to his hometown to work in an office. While trying to escape from his creditors, he has a flat tire and parks his car in a decadent mansion in Sunset Boulevard. There, he meets the owner and former silent-movie star Norma Desmond, who live with butler and driver Max.

Norma is demented, believing she will return to the cinema industry, and proposes Joe move to the mansion to help her write a screenplay for her comeback. When Joe falls in love with the young aspirant writer Betty Schaefer, Norma becomes jealous and completely insane and her madness leads to a tragic end.

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