Thursday Night at the Movies: Some Like It Hot (not rated)
Thursday, August 19, 6:00-8:30 pm. Introduction by Lauren Wascher.
This comedy is a 1959 film directed by Billy Wilder and starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon. In 2000, the American Film Institute listed Some Like It Hot as the greatest American comedy film of all time. Two struggling musicians, Joe and Jerry (Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon), witness what looks like the Saint Valentine’s Day massacre of 1929. When the Chicago gangsters see them, the duo flees for their lives. They escape only to find the sole out-of-town jobs available are in an all-girl musical band headed to Florida. The two disguise themselves as women. Joe and Jerry both become enamored of “Sugar Kane” (Marilyn Monroe), the band’s vocalist and ukulele player, and struggle for her affection while maintaining their disguises. Wear your favorite boa or Marilyn Monroe garb! Snacks donated by Great Harvest Bread Company. No registration required /free.