Monday, August 8th at 7pm and Tuesday, August 9th matinee at 1:00 pm.
Hosted by Dan Duke (Monday screening only)
(Following written by Mal Vincent) The ultimate inside-Hollywood drama with Norma Desmond (the former silent screen star played by Gloria Swanson) ready for her close-up. “I AM big,” she tells us. “It’s the pictures that got small.” Directed by Billy Wilder,the film is the ultimate classic about fame, the loss of fame and the loneliness that results. It features Academy Award-nominated performances from Gloria Swanson, William Holden, and Nancy Olson. (1950, 110 minutes)
Dan Duke was the entertainment editor of The Virginian-Pilot for 10 years, up until 2021, where he had a close working relationship with Mal – editing his prolific newspaper writing.