Sunday September 11 @ 6:30 pm Cinema de Sève
(1959, US, 121 min., 35mm) Billy Wilder
Part comedy, part crime thriller with doses of sexy burlesque and gender-bending drag, SOME LIKE IT HOT is a major classic that all true cinephiles must experience at least once on the big screen with an audience laughing along.
It is the year 1929 in Chicago. Jazz musicians, Joe and Jerry, accidentally witness a violent settling of accounts between two rival mob gangs. Suddenly having to avoid a mafia-style farewell, the pair has no choice but to flee. To better ensure their safety, they decide to blend in with an all-female orchestra while dressed up in drag under the names Josephine and Daphne.
In one of the all-time great American comedies, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon deliver one of the funniest performances ever to usher in the “New Hollywood” of the 1960s. Most outstanding is the remarkable talents of Marilyn Monroe as the beautifully seductive singer, Sugar Kane.
Expect a steady stream of increasingly awkward and funny situations as our two heroes make every effort to avoid detection by the mob, while falling in love with irresistible Sugar Kane. All the madness is so brilliantly put together by director Billy Wilder, a master of many genres (DOUBLE INDEMNITY, SEVEN YEAR ITCH, SUNSET BLVD, IRMA LA DOUCE).
As for Curtis and Lemmon, what is more challenging for an actor than playing two “roles” at once? Between Joe and Jerry, or rather, Josephine and Daphne, who will win the heart of Sugar kane? Come see all the fun for yourself! (35mm print).
Guest speaker: Anna Iunes is a Brazilian filmmaker and multimedia visual artist (including photography) based in Montreal since 2018. Passionate about creating, when writing and directing is when she feels most complete. Being part of any stage of an audiovisual production is what she is here for. In 2019 she garnered the Peter Lenkov Award in Scriptwriting and the highest-level Scholarship at the Alto Studio Tuscany in Italy. In 2018 she was handed the International Tuition Award of Excellence at Concordia University. In 2014 she won a Full Scholarship at the State School of Visual Arts of Rio de Janeiro. Also, member of the Golden Key International Honour Society.