Some Like It Hot | Billy Wilder | United States, 1959

Film - Feature | March 1 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 David Thomson

 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 film’s homo- and heterosexual audacity seems more remarkable as the years go by. All the principals are at their comic best, with Monroe’s 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

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