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Some Like It Hot At BAM

Written by: FFT Webmaster | June 27th, 2011

Is there any better antidote to the summer heat and humidity than a program of films featuring Marilyn Monroe? The image of her white clingy dress being blown up by the rush of the subway in THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH (1955) is one of the most indelible in cinema and a Freudian association with summer if ever there was one. BAMCinematek, the inestimable arthouse theater in Brooklyn, understands the connection between steamy images on the screen and on the street with its presentation of MARILYN!, a retrospective of 14 choice films from Marilyn Monroe’s sensational but shockingly short career. The series, which begins on Friday, July 1st and continues through July 17th, will present its selections in pristine 35mm prints, offering Monroe obsessives and those who only know her as a pinup poster the chance to appreciate the actress’ complexity and sheer allure. In less than a ten year career in the 1950s and early 1960s, she worked with some of the top directors of her time, including Cukor, Hawks, Huston, Mankiewicz, Preminger and Wilder. For more information on the films to be shown, visit: www.bam.org

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