1960, Billy Wilder, USA, 125 min.
- Fri, Dec 7th 3:30pm
- Sat, Dec 8th 3:00pm
- Thu, Dec 13th 6:00pm
"My favorite Christmas film...absolutely brilliant."--Andrew Pulver, The Guardian
Winner of five Academy Awards (including Best Picture, Director, Screenplay), this expert blend of romantic comedy, social satire, and character-rich drama seems fresher then ever. Jack Lemmon stars as insurance-company drone C.C. Baxter, who attempts to climb the corporate ladder by loaning out his bachelor apartment to philandering executives in need of a handy bed. Baxter’s life becomes even more complicated when he falls for a pretty elevator-operator (MacLaine) and strikes a devil’s bargain with his manipulative boss (Fred MacMurray). Showcased in this new 4K DCP digital restoration, Joseph LaShelle’s black-and-white widescreen cinematography captures the romance and loneliness of holiday-season New York. (MR)