Film Screening: Some Like It Hot

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Friday, October 14, 2011 - 11:30am to 3:00pm

Film Screening: Some Like It Hot

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Join Friends of the High Line for an open-air film screening glamorously paying homage to the history of the High Line, which once carried freight trains delivering dairy, meat, produce, and other goods into the warehouses and factories on Manhattan’s West Side.

Considered one of the greatest American comedies of all time, Some Like It Hot is the classic screwball comedy, in which Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon play two musicians on a cross-dressing mission to save themselves from the mafia, and encounter the never-better Marilyn Monroe in the sleeper car of a passenger train bound for a Florida resort. Directed by Billy Wilder, Some Like It Hot debuted in 1959.

The new short film, All Aboard! will be screened before the feature presentation, starting at 6:30 PM.

Paying homage to the history of trains in cinema, All Aboard! is a 28-minute compilation of iconic scenes from more than 100 films, ranging from cinematic classics to modern favorites. Featuring moments of passion, sorrow, humor, and more, All Aboard! shows how station platforms, rail corridors, train compartments, and box cars are so often the backdrop for pivotal scenes in film. All Aboard! was directed by Tony Impavido, produced by Wendy Keys, and edited by Brian Angioletti.

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On the High Line at 14th Street

This High Line Program is free and open to visitors of all ages. No RSVP required. Seating is available on a first-come, first served basis.

Some Like It Hot is being screened as part of the Trains on Film Series, which included the premiere of All Aboard! on Friday, September 16, and the revival screening Alfred Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train on Friday, September 30.

The Trains on Film Series is generously supported by UNIQLO as part of a two-year partnership that supports the ongoing maintenance and operations of the High Line.

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