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Sunset Boulvard (1950)

The story, set in '50s Hollywood, focuses on Norma Desmond, a silent-screen goddess whose pathetic belief in her own indestructibility has turned her into a demented recluse. The crumbling Sunset Boulevard mansion where she lives with only her butler, Max who was once her director and husband has become her self-contained world. Norma dreams of a comeback to pictures and she begins a relationship with Joe Gillis, a small-time writer who becomes her lover, that will soon end with murder and total madness.

Film Noir-used to describe stylish Hollywood crime dramas. Film Noir of the early 1940's to the late 1950's was associated with a low-key black and white visual style that has its roots in German Expressionist cinematography.

Enjoy Film Noir Films running through December 14th-19th in the film bar.