Film Fatale is delighted to announce its first event in Sligo’s The Model as part of the North West Film and Music Festival on 16th November. This screening of Some Like it Hot — one of the world’s most beloved comedies — stars the silver screen’s most famous platinum blonde, Marilyn Monroe, in her most sizzling role as Sugar Kane.
This will be a night of cinema nostalgia and old–style Hollywood glamour that will transport the audience back to the 1920s for an evening of film, vintage music, cocktails, dancing and good old-fashioned fun.
Opening the festivities, chanteuse Derby Browne will reprise her role from 2010’s National Concert Hall show 'Let's Make Love' for a Marilyn-inspired tribute. The show will include songs from Some Like it Hot, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, There's No Business Like Show Business and Let's Make Love, alongside Marilyn’s famous rendition of ‘Happy Birthday Mr President’.
The screening of Billy Wilder’s hilarious comedy will be followed by a 1920s party mirroring the film’s setting with Film Fatale’s resident DJs, The Andrews Sisters’ Brothers, playing hits from the era and dance floor fillers from the 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s. The audience is invited to help set the scene by dressing up in their vintage finest, paying homage to the 1920s or dressing like Marilyn and her co-stars Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon.
One of Hollywood's most treasured classics and the American Film Institute's number one film in its list of America's 100 Funniest Movies, Some Like It Hot stars Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon as Chicago musicians who accidentally witness a gangland shooting and quickly board a southbound train to Florida, disguised as Josephine and Daphne.
The two become the newest and homeliest members of an all-girl jazz band, which includes a never-better Marilyn Monroe. While Curtis falls for Monroe and creates another alias to woo her, Lemmon gets stuck fending off the affections of millionaire Osgood Fielding III. Marilyn Monroe’s charm, perfectly matched by the pairing of Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon’s comic duo, makes Some Like It Hot Billy Wilder’s most sizzling comedy.
Sit back, enjoy a classic signature cocktail designed especially for the night, as the Film Fatale usherettes serve you popcorn while watching Billy Wilders most side-splitting comedy. Then dance the night away to ‘ I Want to be Loved by You’.
The North West Film Festival, formerly Sound and Vision Festival, will run from 14th to 25th November in The Model, Sligo, with a fantastic mix of documentaries, feature film premieres, rare archive, live scores and extra special guests.