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Billy Wilder Rings Twice



Ninotchka PosterWe all had a great time at THE APARTMENT for our New Year's Eve Feast.  Props should go to chef John Bullington for putting together one of the greatest menus our theatre has every provided.  The film looked pristine and was a great way to ring in the new year in style.

If you enjoyed the show last night, or if you just like THE APARTMENT, than you are in for a real treat at the end of the month.  Billy Wilder, the director of THE APARTMENT, wrote the screenplay for one of the great comedy classics of the 1930s, Ernst Lubitsch's NINOTCHKA.  Starring the always beautiful Greta Garbo as a Soviet bureaucrat in gay Paris, the film is a delightful comic yarn about the seductive qualities of Europe...and Europeans!  We are actually playing NINOTCHKA at the Ritz on January 31 as part of a new series called Cinema Club.  The film will be introduced by UT film professor Dr. Charles Ramirez Berg and will be followed by a discussion.  It's a little intellectual, but as far as I'm concerned there ain't nothin' wrong with that.

Remember, NINOTCHKA: Don't pronounce it - - See it!

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