Sunset Boulevard

Sunset Boulevard on the GIANT Screen at the Putnam Museum in Davenport, IA.

EXHIBIT HOURS
Mon – Sat: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sun: Noon – 5 p.m.

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Mon – Sat: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sun: Noon – 5 p.m.

A Hollywood Story

In this dark film-noir tale, aging silent-film queen Norma Desmond refuses to accept that her time in the limelight has finished. She lives as a recluse with the deranged beliefs that her stardom is as strong as ever. After meeting Joe Gillis, a young hack screenwriter, she hires him to write a screenplay starring her as an effort to set up her comeback in film. The screenwriter believes he can manipulate her, but soon learns the difficulty of such a task. Furthermore, his ambivalence about their relationship, coupled with Norma’s demented unwillingness to let go, leads to damaging consequences for both parties involved.

Upcoming Showtimes

Sunset Boulevard
Apr 27, 2024
07:30 pm
Sunset Boulevard
Apr 28, 2024
03:30 pm

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