Film - Feature | March 1 | 3:10 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
With a lecture of the film from David Thomson
Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, George Raft,
Billy Wilder thumbs his nose at all the rules, mixing slapstick and screwball, gangster film and musical into a racy, transvestite farce. Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis, Prohibition-era jazz musicians on the run from gangland Chicago, don drag and sign on with a touring all-woman band featuring singer Sugar Kane (Marilyn Monroe). The films homo- and heterosexual audacity seems more remarkable as the years go by. All the principals are at their comic best, with Monroes sweetness shining through an intelligent parody of The Blonde.
- Judy Bloch
Special Admission Applies: General admission: $13.50 | BAMPFA members: $9.50 | UC Berkeley students: $7.50 | 65+, disabled persons, UC Berkeley faculty and staff, non-UC Berkeley students, and 18 & under: $10.50