From 01.06. To 30.06.2016.

Marilyn Monroe, 90th Birth Anniversary

In memoriam.... Marilyn Monroe

In memoriam.... Marilyn Monroe

To list all her roles would be a waste of time. Maybe that is the reason why we are celebrating the 90th anniversary of her birth with two film portraits. In two films, All About Eve by Joseph Mankiewicz and in Huston’s The Asphalt Jungle (both made in 1950), she appeared in small supporting roles. In the first one she came to a party, hosted by Bette Davis, accompanied by the cynical and manipulative theatre critic George Sanders, and spoke the famous one-liner: 'Why do they always look like unhappy rabbits?'. At that same party she was surrounded by much more famous and experienced actors than herself. However, she knew already then how to cunningly react to the word game of words 'sable' and 'Gable'. And the other portrait is in one of the best comedies of all time, Some Like It Hot Billy Wilder in which she portrayed the ukulele musician Sugar Kane, born as Kowalchick, member of the female band 'Sweet Sue and Her Society Syncopators'.

Films in cycle

All about Eve

(USA, 1950)

Directed by: Joseph Mankiewicz
PHOTOGRAPHY: Milton R. Krasner

Mankijewicz’s classic is a portrait of the theater world and the pure ambition that drives it. Margo Channing is an esteemed but already old actress whose career is at an end. Eve Harrington, a young woman who introduces herself as Margo’s great and loyal fan, becomes her secretary. But soon Eve shows her true face…

b/w, 138'
Wednesday 29.06.2016 AT 21:00
Wednesday 01.06.2016 AT 18:00

Some like it hot

(USA, 1959)

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Two friends, musicians Jerry and Joe, accidentally witness a mafia showdown in Chicago. In fear for their lives and broke, they try to leave the city. The only gig they can find is the female band performing in Miami so they disguise themselves as women, Josephine and Daphne, and board the train with the rest of the band. They are both attracted to the singer and ukulele player Sugar Kane Kowalczyk.

b/w, 121'
Thursday 30.06.2016 AT 21:00
Wednesday 01.06.2016 AT 21:00
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