THE END IS THE BEGINNING

sunsetboulevardA selection of classic films that reveal the story’s ending right from the start.

Inspired by Billy Wilder’s Sunset Boulevard, this brunch program looks at films that open with the last scene. Rather than being the ever-dreaded “spoiler,” knowing how the story ends in these movies provides the audience with a unique privilege of being a narrative insider. Featuring four films by some of cinema’s best directors, the series launches with Wilder’s Hollywood noir Sunset Boulevard and continues with Quentin Tarantino’s episodic Pulp Fiction (on 35mm) where the beginning and end are one, the foreboding suburban mid-life crisis in Sam Mendes’ American Beauty, and the fantastical horror of war for a little girl in Guillermo del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth.