The Critics Classics presents Sunset Boulevard at the Elk Grove Theatre on Tuesday, June 10 at 1:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. Admission is $5 per movie. The Critics Classics will be in conjunction with the Chicago Film Critics Association. Erik Childress will introduce the 1:00 p.m. show and Chuck Koplinski will introduce the 7:00 p.m. They will conduct a short Q&A after the film.
The Critics Classics at the Elk Grove Theatre will be in conjunction with the Chicago Film Critics Association. Each film will be selected by the member of the CFCA from a list they provide and will host with an introduction and a short Q&A after the show. The films will run the 2nd Tuesday of the Month at 1:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
The story, set in '50s Hollywood, focuses on Norma Desmond, a silent-screen goddess whose pathetic belief in her own indestructibility has turned her into a demented recluse. The crumbling Sunset Boulevard mansion where she lives with only her butler, Max who was once her director and husband has become her self-contained world. Norma dreams of a comeback to pictures and she begins a relationship with Joe Gillis, a small-time writer who becomes her lover, that will soon end with murder and total madness.