This grand and bizarre film noir classic tells the tale of Norma Desmond (Gloria Swanson), an increasingly reclusive silent-screen star, her once-husband and now-butler, and the young screen writer who is consumed by her madness. Presented in conjunction with Arnold Newman: Masterclass, this film examines complex notions of fame and anti-celebrity.
1950, NR, 110 minutes
Based on the long-running summer program, Screen on the Green, the Museum presents three films in the May S. Marcy Sculpture Garden this summer. During these films, The Sculpture Court Café will be open and will offer a variety of snacks and beverage options, including a full bar. No outside alcohol allowed.
Film begins at sundown, at approximately 8:00 p.m. Space is limited. Seating is first come, first served.