THE LOST WEEKEND: Intro by Blake Bailey (Recorded March 18, 2013)
THE LOST WEEKEND
$7 Member $12.50 Regular
INTRODUCED BY BLAKE BAILEY
(1945, Billy Wilder) “Most men lead lives of quiet desperation.” Failed writer Ray Milland hits the sauce and the bottom in Oscar winner for Best Picture, Screenplay, Director and Actor. Among the famous sequences: the bat and mouse hallucination and the desperate trek for money past actual Third Ave. pawnshops closed for Yom Kippur. Screenplay by Wilder and Charles Brackett, from the novel by Charles Jackson. “New York brutally stripped of all glamour.” – Tom Milne. Introduced by Blake Bailey, author of Farther & Wilder: The Lost Weekends and Literary Dreams of Charles Jackson, published this week by Random House. Following the screening, Mr. Bailey will sign copies of his book in our lobby. Both Mr. Bailey’s new book and Charles Jackson’s original 1944 novel The Lost Weekend will be on sale at our concession. Approx. 101 min. 35mm.