For March, the Sunset Film Society commemorates the life of Kirk Douglas by presenting 3 of his noteworthy films at the International Museum Of Art.
Located at 1211 Montana Avenue, “The People’s Museum” will host three Saturday afternoons and celebrate one of the last movie stars of the Golden Era of Hollywood.
As an actor, Douglas received three Academy Award nominations, an Oscar for Lifetime Achievement, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He appeared in more than 90 films; and as an author, he wrote ten novels and memoirs.
Douglas’ passing on February 5, 2020 at the age of 103 closes the door on one of the last surviving stars of the film industry’s Golden Age.
To honor his remarkable career, the Sunset Film Society celebrates with some of his most notable films.
A cynical, disgraced reporter stops at nothing to try to regain a job on a major newspaper. It is a biting examination of the seedy relationship between the press, the news it reports and the manner in which it reports it. The film also shows how a gulliblepublic can be manipulated by the press.
It marked a series of firsts for auteur Billy Wilder- it was the first time he was involved in a project as a writer, producer, and director; his first film following his breakup with long-time writing partner Charles Brackett with whom he had collaborated on The Lost Weekend and Sunset Boulevard among others; and his first film to be a critical and commercial failure.
Location scenes filmed near Gallup, New Mexico. Now considered a classic and more timely than ever! Co-written, produced and directed by Billy Wilder. Starring: Kirk Douglas, Jan Sterling, Richard Benedict, Porter Hall.
A biographical film about the life of the Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh, based on the 1934 novel of the same name by Irving Stone which was adapted for the screen by Norman Corwin. Douglas becomes van Gogh in an Academy Award-nominated performance! Filmed on location in France, Belgium and the Netherlands.. Directed by Vincente Minnelli.
Produced by John Houseman. Music by Miklos Rozsa. Starring: Kirk Douglas, Pamela Brown, Anthony Quinn (Academy Award-Best
Starring: Kirk Douglas, Gena Rowlands, Walter Matthau, George Kennedy.