What better way to get into the holiday spirit than with a classic Hollywood comedy starring Marylin Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon! The film, set in Florida, is directed by the legendary Billy Wilder.
"Some Like It Hot" (1959) was voted as the "Best American Comedy Ever" by the influential American Film Institute and for good reason! The film tells the story of the slick saxophone player Joe (Tony Curtis) and his long-suffering buddy, Jerry (Jack Lemmon), who after witnessing a Mafia murder, improvise a quick plan to escape from Chicago with their lives. Disguising themselves as women, they join an all-female jazz band and hop a train bound for sunny Florida. While Joe pretends to be a millionaire to win the band's sexy singer, Sugar (Marilyn Monroe), Jerry finds himself pursued by a real millionaire (Joe E. Brown) as things heat up and the mobsters close in.
The screening is introduced by Gus Mollasis of At the Movies with Gus Mollasis, with a Q&A to follow.
The Sarasota Film Festival (SFF) now offers a year-round Cinematheque program that brings classic American and foreign movies to local audiences. The Cinematheque presents a rare opportunity to see the best films from the history of cinema on the big screen. Each screening will be preceded by an introduction from a film personality to make the viewing experience even more enriching.
Casablanca showing will be on Saturday, December 15th at 6pm at 500 Tallevast Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243. Snacks and refreshments will be available. Guests are invited to stay after the movie to chat with other cinephiles.
The Cinematheque program continues on December 22nd with the showing of the holiday classic "Love Actually".