Back to All Events

Yale Film Colloquium: Ace In The Hole (Billy Wilder, 1951)

  • Whitney Humanities Center 53 Wall Street New Haven, CT 06511 (map)

Billy Wilder’s Ace in the Hole is one of the most scathing indictments of American culture ever produced by a Hollywood filmmaker. Kirk Douglas gives the fiercest performance of his career as Chuck Tatum, an amoral newspaper reporter who washes up in dead-end Albuquerque, happens upon the scoop of a lifetime, and will do anything to keep getting the lurid headlines. Wilder’s follow-up to Sunset Boulevard is an even darker vision, a no-holds-barred exposé of the American media’s appetite for sensation that has gotten only more relevant with time.


American Dreams / American Nightmares : Hollywood at the Mid-Century

GIANT
FRIDAY 29 JANUARY 2016
Dir. George Stevens, 1956, 35mm
6pm Whitney Humanities Center
 
ACE IN THE HOLE
SUNDAY 17 APRIL 2016
Dir. Billy Wilder, 1951
35mm Yale Film Archive Print
7pm Whitney Humanities Center

A FACE IN THE CROWD
WEDNESDAY 27 APRIL 2016
Dir. Elia Kazan, 1957
16mm Yale Film Archive Print
7pm Whitney Humanities Center

Silent Gala : Show People
Featuring LIVE musical accompaniment by Donald Sosin and Joanna Seaton
TUESDAY 3 MAY 2016
Dir. King Vidor, 1928
16mm Yale Film Archive Print
7pm Whitney Humanities Center