Time is running out, fair patrons of the cinematic arts, on your chance to witness classic films from Hollywood's golden age on the big screen in the lush and awe-inspiring Louisville Palace. The Director Series is winding down; the final film of the year will be shown next Friday.
But for this weekend, there are still two films to be screened. The first is tonight (Friday): A Star is Born, directed by George Cukor (The Philadelphia Story, Adam's Rib, My Fair Lady) and starring Judy Garland and James Mason, both of whom received Academy Award nominations for their performances. Mason plays Norman Maine, a revered actor whose age and alcoholism is pushing his career into a tailspin. He meets Esther Blodgett (Garland), a young up-and-coming singer, and takes her under his wing to try to further her career.
The Saturday selection takes a decidedly lighter turn with one of the funniest movies of all time: Some Like it Hot, directed by Billy Wilder (The Seven-Year Itch, The Apartment, Sabrina) and starring Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, and Marilyn Monroe. Joe and Jerry (Curtis and Lemmon) are two jazz musicians unlucky enough to witness the St. Valentine's Day Massacre of 1929. Desperate to escape from the mob, they join a woman's jazz band headed for Miami – disguised as women. Things are complicated when they both become enamored with the singer Sugar (Monroe). Seriously hilariously hijinks ensue.
Films screen at 8:00 and admission is a mere $5. The Louisville Palace is located at 625 S. 4th Street. Further information and advance ticket sales can be found at the Louisville Palace website.
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