Illuminating Cinema: The Apartment
Directed by Billy Wilder. US. 1960. NR. 2 hour 5 minutes. Park Circus. Digital Restoration.
Sun., December 29, 2019
What’s so special about cubicle dweller Bud Baxter’s (Jack Lemmon) average apartment? The rent’s cheap, it’s close to work and his bosses want to use it for their extramarital affairs. When Baxter’s top boss Mr. Sheldrake (Fred MacMurray) dangles the carrot of a big promotion in exchange for unlimited apartment use, Baxter is disappointed to learn that Sheldrake’s mistress is Fran Kubelik (Shirley MacLaine) – Bud’’s coworker and secret crush. Soon Bud must decide between the girl he loves and the big promotion. With The Apartment, director/co-writer Billy Wilder (Some Like It Hot, Sunset Boulevard) and his talented team of actors achieved a rare honor in cinema history – a comedy that won the Academy Award for Best Picture!
About the Talk & Conversation
Details Coming Soon!
About the Speaker
Andrew Owen received an M.A. and a PhD in sociology from Bangor University, UK; and is a fulltime faculty member of the Sociology and Criminal Justice Department at Lebanon Valley College. Andrew’s main areas of research focus on the social history of popular culture; analyzing areas related to propaganda, censorship, horror, and science fiction. Andrew also examines the phenomenon of humor in society, especially as it pertains to its usage by subordinated social groups to attack, challenge, or draw attention to the oppressive ideologies and practices of the dominant social group. Andrew has presented on the topic of film in several countries, including, Great Britain, Norway, and China, as well as throughout the United States. Most recently he has co-authored a chapter for the text, Becoming: Genre, Queerness, and Transformation in NBC’s Hannibal (Syracuse University Press, 2019).
1:00PM – Pre-Show Talk in the Garden Suite
1:30PM – Film Screening in the 1903 Theatre
3:35PM – Post-Show Conversation in the Garden Suite
Seniors & Students: $20
In addition to admission to the film screening and the pre- and post-film discussions, your Illuminating Cinema ticket includes a free small popcorn and a free small soda. Plus $5 beer or wine (at this event only).
A limited number of tickets are available for each Illuminating Cinema presentation so we encourage advance purchases.
Discounts are available when you purchase tickets for all current Illuminating Cinema selections during the same transaction.
Member Passes are not accepted for this program.
About Illuminating Cinema
When the credits end that’s when the conversation begins!
Illuminating Cinema connects you with film fans of all ages for fun, refreshments and engaging conversation. Each presentation begins with a pre-show introduction from a guest speaker who offers insight and observation to help sharpen your focus on the respective film. After the film, we’ll meet for an entertaining and enlightening conversation with the speaker and each other.
In addition to admission to the film screening and the pre- and post-film discussions, your Illuminating Cinema ticket includes a free small popcorn and a free small soda. Plus $5 beer or wine (at the Illuminating Cinema event only).
Focus your appreciation for film with Illuminating Cinema!