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Some Like It Hot

Enjoy a sparkling 4K restoration of this classic, cross-dressing caper starring Curtis, Lemmon and Monroe.

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USA 1959
Dir Billy Wilder
With Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, Marilyn Monroe
Digital (4K)
Certificate U
A Park Circus release

We grant your cinematic wish with this sparkling 4K restoration of everyone’s favourite comedy. No comedy season could hold its head above the water without Some Like It Hot, constantly voted in polls as the greatest and funniest of them all. It’s set in prohibition Chicago in 1929, where a couple of struggling musicians are in the wrong place at the wrong time when they witness a gangland shooting, and find themselves on the run from the mob. They accept a new gig out of town as part of an all-girl jazz troupe and rock up on the train dragged up and raring to go. This comedy crime caper has a witty script, star power and, above all, plenty of fun at its core.

Justin Johnson, Lead Programmer

Part of Comedy Genius


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Enjoy 20% off tickets to the Candlelight Club
To get you in the mood for the new digital restoration of Some Like It Hot, step back in time and experience the thrill and glamour of the Prohibition era at the Candlelight Club, a pop-up speakeasy in the centre of London. At a secret location filled with candles you can sip cocktails, have dinner, watch cabaret and dance to the wild Jazz Age rhythms of live bands. And everyone dresses in 1920s costume.

Use the code ‘BFI’ when booking online at thecandlelightclub.com to get a 20% discount on entry tickets.

“The closest you’ll find to an authentic Jazz Age experience in central London. Its unique ambience, fuelled by hundreds of candles, is truly a scene to behold.” - Time Out

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The EFG London Jazz Festival
Friday 16 - Sunday 25 November
Of special note for film audiences are celebrations of Krzysztof Komeda - renowned internationally for the music that was integral to the evolution of Polish cinema in the 60s, including landmark films by Polanski and Wajda - and Italian composer and pianist Remo Anzovino, who is inspired by film and visual media and is writer of the soundtrack for Fight For Freedom, a recent film about Muhammad Ali.


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