The classic story casts William Holden as Joe Gillis, a down-on-his-luck screenwriter who narrates the film from the inconvenient position of being dead in the swimming pool of faded silent-film queen Norma Desmond (Gloria Swanson). In flashback, we learn how Joe came to that unhappy state, having accepted Norma’s offer to write the movie that will be her glorious cinema comeback—and perhaps even allow her to be ready for her close-up, Mr. DeMille.
You can be ready to see the movie close-up—and the beer reception that precedes it—but you need to be a member. Visit the Salt Lake Film Society Website to find out how.
Date: Mar 22, 2011
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Address: 111 East 300 South, Salt Lake City, 84111
Where: Broadway Centre Cinemas