Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Sun, Oct 14, 2018
2:00pm

Alison Pinsler Memorial / WRITTEN ON THE WIND
A former script librarian for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, and later a research librarian for 20th Century Fox, Alison Pinsler had been a constant, joyous presence at American Cinematheque screenings for over 25 years. Please join us for an afternoon in remembrance of Alison, followed by one of her favorite films.
Free Screening!

WRITTEN ON THE WIND
1956, Universal, 99 min, USA, Dir: Douglas Sirk

Commonly acknowledged as one of pantheon director Douglas Sirk’s most sublime masterworks, this tale of two friends - rich, alcoholic Robert Stack and poor, sensible Rock Hudson (who also works for him) - runs the gamut of emotions, examining the consequences of the pair’s mutual love for radiant Lauren Bacall. But Sirk doesn’t stop there as he subtly explores, through back story and character, the loneliness and spiritual degradation caused by unchecked materialism. He also manages to skillfully sidestep soap opera cliches while still delivering glossy, superior popular entertainment. Dorothy Malone won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress as Stack’s promiscuous sister with a long-unrequited yen for Hudson.


Screening format: DCP
Egyptian Theatre • Sun, Oct 14, 2018 • 2:00pm