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Past Event: Moonlight & Movies | The Apartment

When: Thursday, December 15, 2022, 6:30pm

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A still from the movie, The Apartment. A man is wearing a suit and holding office supplies, while walking through an office.
Courtesy United Artists

Join us for a screening of Billy Wilder's Oscar Award-winning rom-com, The Apartment (1960), one of the darkest comedies ever made. Jack Lemmon stars as C.C. Baxter, an insurance clerk who tries to win over the executives in his office by letting them use his apartment for their extramarital trysts. Baxter harbors a secret crush on Fran Kubelik (Shirley MacLaine), an elevator operator in the office building, but when he discovers his boss is having an affair with her, chaos ensues.

The film will be introduced by NYC design curator Donald Albrecht, and in the hard-drinking, midcentury Manhattan spirit of the movie, Dirty Martinis and Beer Nuts Bar Mix will be available for purchase at the bar! 

This edition of Moonlight & Movies accompanies our hit exhibition, Analog City: NYC B.C. (Before Computers) (closing December 31).

Event Timeline:
6:00 pm - Doors open to Ronay Menschel Hall (Ground Floor); drinks & popcorn available for purchase. Analog City open for viewing (2nd floor).
6:30 pm - Introduction by Donald Albrecht
6:45 pm - Screening of The Apartment (125 mins)
8:50 pm - Film ends, Museum closes.

About Donald Albrecht:
Donald Albrecht has curated exhibitions that have ranged from overviews of cultural trends, including World War II and the American Dream and Green House: New Directions in Sustainable Architecture and Design for the National Building Museum, the National Design Triennial for the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, and Gay Gotham: Art and Underground Culture in New York for the Museum of the City of New York, to profiles of individual design firms and artists—The Work of Charles and Ray Eames for the Library of Congress and Vitra Design Museum, Eero Saarinen: Shaping the Future for the Finnish Cultural Institute, the Museum of Finnish Architecture, and the National Building Museum, and The High Style of Dorothy Draper for the Museum of the City of New York.

Event Logistics (subject to changed based on NYC regulations):

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  • All sales are final; refunds not permitted. Exchanges and credit for future programs only. Programs and dates may be subject to change. 

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Moonlight & Movies is made possible in part by Sophia and Peter J. Volandes.

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