Above: Image from Billy Wilder’s Sunset Boulevard.
Examine the complex notions of fame and anti-celebrity in Arnold Newman: Masterclass. Compare them to this story about the effects of Hollywood fame on Norma Desmond (Gloria Swanson). Billy Wilder’s "Sunset Boulevard" presents the grand and bizarre tale of an increasingly reclusive silent-screen star, her once-husband and now-butler, and the young screen writer who is consumed by her madness.
Film: "Sunset Boulevard" 1950, NR, 110 minutes
Based on the popular and long-running summer program, Screen on the Green, the Museum presents three films this summer in the May S. Marcy Sculpture Garden. The Sculpture Court Café will be open for all Film in the Garden film screenings and will offer a variety of snacks and beverage options, including a full bar. Please note no outside alcohol will be allowed into the venue.
Film begins at sundown in The May S. Marcy Sculpture Garden