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Ace in the Hole

Ace in the Hole

Ace in the Hole

1951 / 111min / 35mm

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.