Ace in the Hole
DIRECTOR: BILLY WILDER
CAST: KIRK DOUGLAS, JAN STERLING, ROBERT ARTHUR
As cynical as movies get, and all the better for it: Billy Wilder’s follow-up to Sunset Boulevard was this even darker film starring Kirk Douglas as a wildly unscrupulous big-city reporter stuck in Albuquerque whose coverage of a local mine collapse crosses the line into amorality. But everyone is culpable in this prescient satire of the media circus.
Screening with Spike Lee's Money Don't Matter 2 Night, a music video for the Prince single, a reckoning at the end of the Reagan/Bush years.