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Some Like It Wilder

Sunday, March 17, 2024 7 Adar II 5784

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Sunday, February 18, 2024 9 Adar I 5784 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sunday, January 28, 2024 18 Sh'vat 5784 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Some Like It Wilder: Three Films by Billy Wilder with Deborah Holdstein
Sundays @ 1 pm
Jan. 28, Feb. 18, and Mar. 17

Billy Wilder was born in then-Austria-Hungary, emigrating to the United States to escape the Nazis. A major screenwriter and director, Wilder was known for his pointed social critiques, humor, and sharp dialogue—to many, something of a Jewish sensibility that pervades his very American films. Oak Park Temple member and professor of English, Deborah Holdstein, will introduce each film and  facilitate the conversation after we see the film together.



Jan. 28: “Sunset Boulevard”
(1951). The quintessential, cynical, and compelling story of Hollywood through the eyes of a young screenwriter, this film is considered by many to be among Wilder’s best.

Feb. 18: “Some Like it Hot” (1958). Comedy! Cross-dressing! Marilyn Monroe! Tony Curtis! Jack Lemmon! What’s not to like?

Mar. 17: “The Apartment” (1960). This comedy-drama is a pointed, still-relevant indictment of corporate America, interwoven with a poignant story (for awhile) of unrequited love.

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