The United States Studies Centre hosted a special screening of the 1950 film noir classic Sunset Boulevard, directed and co-written by Billy Wilder.

William Holden and Gloria Swanson star in the acclaimed critique of the film industry, described as taking the "tinsel out of Tinseltown" with its look behind the curtain at Hollywood. It was nominated for 11 Academy Awards following its release, winning three.

Non-Resident Senior Fellow Stephen Loosley AM (whose expertise combines presidential politics and Hollywood history) hosted an audience discussion following the screening of the film.