You get another chance Wednesday, Sept. 11, to see Jack Lemmon in his Oscar-winning film, “The Apartment.”
An encore showing of the movie takes place in the Barrington library auditorum at 1 pm. It’s a free encore to film buff and librarian Doug Swiszcz’s film series, Slice of Lemmon, that presented half a dozen of Lemmon’s best movies this summer.
Swiszcz will again present some pre-film commentary to set the stage for the movie, which also stars Shirley Maclaine and Fred MacMurray.
The film was directed by Billy Wilder. It features Lemmon as C.C. “Bud” Baxter, an employee at a large New York insurance company, who climbs the corporate ladder by lending his apartment to philandering executives for extramarital trysts.
But what good is achieving success if it means sacrificing your self-respect? That the question Lemmon finds a answer to in the film.
Swiszcz describes the film as a “deft blending of comedy and drama” that won the 1960 Academy Award for Best Picture. The unrated movie is in black and white and runs about 125 minutes.