Thu, May 9 7:30 pm

Director: Billy Wilder, Cast: Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, rated NR

After witnessing a Mafia murder, slick saxophone player Joe and his long-suffering buddy, Jerry, improvise a quick plan to escape from Chicago with their lives. Disguising themselves as women, they join an all-female jazz band and hop a train bound for sunny Florida. While Joe pretends to be a millionaire to win the band’s sexy singer, Sugar, Jerry finds himself pursued by a real millionaire as things heat up and the mobsters close in. “Wilder’s 1959 comedy is one of the enduring treasures of the movies, a film of inspiration and meticulous craft.” —Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

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