North West Film and Music Fest presents ‘Some Like it Hot’ Film Fatale Night at The Model, Sligo

Film Fatale, Ireland’s most glamorous film event, comes to Sligo’s North West Film and Music Fest for a screening of one of the world’s most beloved comedies, Some Like it Hot. This event will take place at The Model on Friday the 16th of November at 7.30pm with the after party commencing at 11pm.

The evening comprises of a movie screening of Some Like it Hot, a live performance and an after party with ushers, cocktails and DJ’s. This will be a night of cinema nostalgia and old–style Hollywood glamour that will transport the audience back to the 1920’s.

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 screening will be followed by a 1920’s 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 1920’s.

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’.
Doors 7.30pm
Event 8pm
Tickets €14/€5 for after party
After-party from 11pm; Tickets €5 on the door 

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Film Fatale launches in Cork’s Half Moon Theatre with a celebration of Marilyn Monroe

Film Fatale, Ireland’s most glamourous film event, is delighted to announce its Cork launch 25 August in The Half Moon Theatre.  August marks 50 years since the passing of one Hollywood’s most iconic stars, Marilyn Monroe. To celebrate the silver screen’s most famous platinum blonde Film Fatale will screen Marilyn in her most sizzling role — as Sugar Kane in Some Like it Hot. This will be a night of cinema nostalgia and old–style Hollywood glamour that will transport the audience back to 1950s Hollywood for an evening of film, vintage music, cocktails and dancing.

Opening the festivities, chanteuse Derby Browne will reprise her role from 2010s 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.

The screening of Billy Wilder’s hilarious comedy will be followed by a 1950s party mirroring Hollywood’s greatest decade with Film Fatale’s resident DJs, The Andrews Sisters’ Brothers, playing hits from the era. The audience is invited to help set the scene by dressing up in their vintage finest, paying homage to the 1950s 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 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 then 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.

With her famous humour and charm, Marilyn transcended the dumb blonde image that made her famous to become not only an icon of Hollywood glamour but one of its greatest actresses.

According to Film Fatale producer Anna Taylor, “Film Fatale is about celebrating the glamour and old-fashioned fun of classic Hollywood films and their stars. Marilyn is the epitome of glamour but it was her playful sense of humour that made her so loveable. We’re delighted to be celebrating a true Hollywood star and that Some Like it Hot will launch Film Fatale Cork”.

 

Saturday the 25th of August at 8pm, Half Moon Theatre, Cork Opera House, Emmet Place, Cork.

Tickets €14 are available at Entertainment.ie/tickets

After-party from 11pm with tickets at the door (€5). For more information see filmfataleevents.blogspot.com ,http://corkoperahouse.ie  ,  facebook.com/filmfataleevents or www.facebook.com/pages/Half-Moon-Theatre

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Film Fatale celebrates screen siren Marilyn Monroe with ‘Some Like it Hot’

This August marks 50 years since the passing of one Hollywood’s most iconic stars, Marilyn Monroe. To celebrate the silver screen’s most famous platinum blonde, Film Fatale, Ireland’s most glamourous film event, will screen Marilyn in her most sizzling role — as Sugar Kane in Some Like it Hot. This will be a night of cinema nostalgia and old–style Hollywood glamour that will transport the audience back to 1950s Hollywood for an evening of film, vintage music, cocktails and dancing.


Screenings will take place in Dublin’s The Sugar Club on 11 August, while 25 August sees the launch of Film Fatale in the Half Moon Theatre in Cork.


Opening the festivities, chanteuse Derby Browne will reprise her role from 2010s 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 1950s party mirroring Hollywood’s greatest decade with Film Fatale’s resident DJs, The Andrews Sisters’ Brothers, playing hits from the era. The audience is invited to help set the scene by dressing up in their vintage finest, paying homage to the 1950s 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 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 then 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.


With her famous humour and charm, Marilyn transcended the dumb blonde image that made her famous to become not only an icon of Hollywood glamour but one of its greatest actresses. According to Film Fatale producer Anna Taylor, “Film Fatale is about celebrating the glamour and old-fashioned fun of classic Hollywood films and their stars. Marilyn is the epitome of glamour but it was her playful sense of humour that made her so loveable. We’re delighted to be celebrating a true Hollywood star and that Some Like it Hot will launch Film Fatale Cork”. 


Saturday the 11th of August at 8pm, The Sugar Club, 8 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2.

Saturday the 25th of August at 8pm, Half Moon Theatre, Cork Opera House, Emmet Place, Cork.

Tickets €15 Dublin/ €14 Cork available at Entertainment.ie/tickets. After-party from 11pm with tickets at the door (€5). 

For more information please see filmfataleevents.blogspot.com or facebook.com/filmfataleevents.           

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We Love… Summer: 'Some Like It Hot'

We Love… Summer

Illustration: Adeline Pericart

 

Blisters on your shoulders, sand in your underwear, coughing up seawater and being packed into a caravan with the entire extended family – the sweet, sweet memories of summer’s past. Thank God we have film to look back on with pleasure. And so the Film Ireland sun lovers lay down their towels, unwrap a Cornetto and recall their favourite summer films in the latest installment of ‘We Love… Summer’. Emma O’Donoghue joins the band for Some Like It Hot.

We’ll be adding to the list throughout July – check it out here. As always, feel free to add your own favourites. If you’d like to include your own review, contact steven@filmbase.ie

Now lash on the sunblock…

Some Like It Hot

(1959)

Emma O’Donoghue

As we all know, the Irish summer is a fickle mistress, frequently throwing tantrums and enforcing indoor barbeques, squelchy shoes and the need for five layers of clothing. So if your plans for a sophisticated (i.e. gin-soaked) garden party are washed out at any stage this summer, to hell with it – open a bottle of your finest cheap Merlot and let Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon carry you off to a sunnier place.

Although it traditionally seems to pop up on television screens across the country around Christmas, Some Like It Hot has all the vivacity and charisma of a summer movie. This is a production that achieves that most rare and delectable feat: withstanding the ravages and judgement of time. Despite being over fifty years old it effortlessly continues to look fresh and dazzling and remains one of the finest comedies of all time.

It’s 1929, and in a cold Chicago parking lot, two struggling musicians – smooth-talking sax player Joe (Tony Curtis) and jittery bass player Jerry (Jack Lemmon) inadvertently witness a brutal mob massacre. Things go from bad to worse as the financially challenged friends suddenly find themselves fleeing for their lives. In their desperation to make a speedy escape from the city they take a job with a band travelling to sunny Florida to play in a hotel…but wait, there’s a catch – it’s an all-girl band. It’s a simple premise really: two manly men are forced to dress up as women – hilarity ensues.

Deriving entertainment from the discomfort of men who aren’t accustomed to being in drag is a common ploy in movies, but this isn’t your typical mindless slapstick (i.e. The Wayans Brothers in the abysmal White Chicks). Comedy genius permeates Joe and Jerry’s struggle to maintain their disguises and avoid suspicion. Their predicament serves as a springboard for the comedic talent of Lemmon in particular, as Jerry’s female alter-ego ‘Daphne’ tries desperately to evade the advances of the ageing millionaire Osgood, while Joe resorts to a further farcical disguise in order to seduce the beautiful but naïve singer and ukulele player Sugar (Marilyn Monroe). However, it’s not all fun and frolics on the beach as the seedy mobsters from the Chicago parking lot just so happen to be attending a conference in the same hotel the band is staying in…

There isn’t much about Some Like It Hot that hasn’t already been said – quite simply, it’s a classic and is absolutely guaranteed to get you in the summer mood (particularly after that bottle of Merlot). It’s flawlessly scripted and hysterical, not to mention it has one of the best closing lines in movie history. If nothing else, you can’t help being impressed by the skill with which these guys negotiate high heels and one-piece bathing suits… they just don’t make men like that anymore.

 

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Film Fatale: classic films at the Sugar Club

Film Fatale is a new bi-monthly film event that transports the audience back to the golden age of cinema. Screening a number of classic films in the Sugar Club, this night of cinema nostalgia and old-style Hollywood glamour will mirror the style of the films being screened.

Opening Film Fatale’s 2011 season is Billy Wilder’s comedy, Some Like It Hot, starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon. After the screening, a themed after-party will include a live performance by singer Sugar Kane and DJs playing hits from the movie and the era.

The audience is invited to take part in setting the scene by dressing up in  their vintage finest for the event. Themed cocktails will be specially prepared for all the Sugar Kane, Daphne and Josephine lookalikes.

The event will take place on 5th February at 8pm in the Sugar Club, 8 Lower Leeson St., Dublin 2. Tickets are on sale now www.tickets.ie for €13.50.

For more details on Film Fatale visit  facebook.com/filmfataleevents or http://filmfataleevents.blogspot.com/

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