Billy Wilder’s much-loved 1959 film was chosen by the American Film Institute as the greatest American comedy film of all time – hardly a surprising decision! Set initially in the Chicago of 1929, the film charts the adventures of struggling jazz musicians (played by Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon) who feel the need to hot foot it to the Coast after witnessing the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. The only available band is Sweet Sue and her Society Syncopators which leads to the most famous double drag act in film history and the most glamorous ukulele player, Marilyn Monroe, who sings such classics as I’m through with love and I Wanna Be Loved by You. Nobody’s perfect, of course, but some films come pretty close to it.
Some Like It Hot shows at MAC at 8:30pm on Wednesday 10th. Entry £7, £5 concessions