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The Lost Weekend (1945) And the Oscar Goes To… Film Talks

Tickets: Free

Nominated for eight Academy Awards, winner of four including Best Picture 1946

The Best Picture of 1946 has lost none of its bite or power in this uncompromising look at the devastating effects of alcoholism. Ironically, this brilliant Billy Wilder film was almost never released because of poor reaction by preview audiences unaccustomed to such stark realism from Hollywood, but the film has since gone on to be regarded as one of the all-time great dramas in movie history. Ray Milland’s haunting portrayal of a would-be writer’s dissatisfaction with his life leads him on a self-destructive three-day binge. Filled with riveting imagery, the multiple Academy Award winner offers an unforgettable view of life on the edge.

Watch THE LOST WEEKEND (1945) on your own and then join Fred Fuchs and Jeffrey Bender to delve into the production, artists, and story of the film

Where to watch THE LOST WEEKEND

Register for the Zoom Film Talk March 8 at 7:00 pm