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Billy Wilder’s The Apartment (1960)

Billy Wilder’s The Apartment (1960)

Date & Time

February 13, 2020 - 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Classic Film Night

In The Apartment (1960, dir. Billy Wilder), Jack Lemmon is an insurance clerk, CC Baxter, who allows his company’s executives to use his city apartment for their extra-marital affairs. His attempts to woo Fran, the company elevator operator (Shirley MacLaine), seem doomed to failure when he discovers that she is rendezvousing with his boss in his own apartment.

In the years since its release, The Apartment has come to be regarded as one of the greatest American films ever made, appearing in lists by the American Film Institute and Sight and Sound magazine, and being selected by the United States Library of Congress for preservation in the National Film Registry.





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The Apartment (1960)

Directed by Billy Wilder

Screenplay by Billy Wilder and I.A.L Diamond

Starring Shirley MacLaine,  Jack Lemmon and Fred McMurray

Guest Speaker

The film will be introduced and given context by Peter Rainey, an SMSA member and cinema enthusiast, who returns to an earlier passion for films as a Program Director for a Queensland Cinema Group, now that he has retired after 40 years in the education profession.

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Date & Time

February 13, 2020 - 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm


Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts, Pitt Street, Sydney NSW, Australia

Mitchell Theatre

280 Pitt Street Sydney NSW 2000

Level 3


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