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'Some Like It Hot' to Screen at UW-Eau Claire
March 2-5

RELEASED: Feb. 16, 2006

Some Like It Hot posterEAU CLAIRE — "Some Like It Hot" (1959), "one of the enduring treasures of the movies" (Roger Ebert), will screen March 2-5 at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Billy Wilder's comedy classic will be presented at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday in Davies Theatre.

A mixture of parody, slapstick, romance, farce and sophistication, "Some Like It Hot" adds a modern edge of sexual innuendo as it pays tribute to the screwball comedies and gangster films of Hollywood's golden era. Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis star as two jazz musicians on the run from Chicago mobsters after they witness the St. Valentine's Day Massacre. They disguise themselves as women and join an all-girl band on its way to Florida. Along the way, one falls in love with the band's vocalist (Marilyn Monroe), while the other gets the unwanted attention of a millionaire (Joe E. Brown).

"Arguably the best cross-dressing comedy of all time, it's also one of director Billy Wilder's most fluid, vibrant, laugh-out-loud accomplishments," wrote the Austin Chronicle.

The 120-minute black-and-white film is not rated.

Admission is $2 for International Film Society members and UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff and $1 for UW-Eau Claire students. Tickets are available at the University Service Center, (715) 836-3727, in Davies Center's east lobby and at the door. The film is sponsored by the University Activities Commission of the UW-Eau Claire Student Senate.

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