‘Some Like It Hot’ in Columbus, Ohio

Some Like It Hot will be screened in a 4K restoration at the Gateway Film Centre in Columbus, Ohio this Saturday, March 18th at 7 pm, as part of a retrospective for director Billy Wilder.

“Often rated one of the greatest films of all time, Some Like It Hot (1959) was produced without approval from the Motion Picture Production Code (Hays Code), because it featured taboo LGBT-related themes. With its complex play with gender identity and depth of storytelling setting it apart from other cross-dressing comedies, its overwhelming success is considered one of the reasons behind the retirement of the Hays Code.

The film received six Academy Award nominations — including Best Actor, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay — and won for Best Costume Design. It was included in the first group of 25 films selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the U.S. Library of Congress in 1989.

Billy Wilder was an Austrian-born American filmmaker, screenwriter, producer, artist, and journalist, whose career spanned more than 50 years and 60 films. He is regarded as one of the most brilliant and versatile filmmakers of Classic Hollywood cinema … Wilder holds a significant place in the history of Hollywood censorship for expanding the range of acceptable subject matter.”