Boulevard! A Hollywood Story

Thu 07 July / Pálás 2 / 17:00

2021 / United States / 85 min / Documentary

Dickson Hughes and Richard Stapley, two young songwriters and romantic partners, find themselves caught in movie star Gloria Swanson’s web when she hires them to write a musical version of Sunset Boulevard. Life imitates art when Gloria falls for Richard, and the men find themselves living a real-life version of the classic film.

“Jeffrey Schwarz’s Boulevard! A Hollywood Story is a documentary comprised of so many plot twists and jaw-dropping instances of life imitating art that it practically warrants the Ryan Murphy treatment on a second season of Feud.” —

From the dark alleys of LA to the desert nirvana of Palm Springs, to the posh New York theatre world, Boulevard! A Hollywood Story is the tale of three individuals who attempt to share a melody with all those people out there in the dark… and how the music of that moment defined the rest of their lives.

Don’t miss a chance to revisit Sunset Boulevard on the big screen on Wednesday at 13:30 in Pálás 1.

Irish Premiere

Director: Jeffrey Schwarz
Producers: Jeffrey Schwarz & John Boccardo
Cast: Robert Osborne (film historian) & Brooke Anderson (granddaughter of Gloria Swanson)

Principal funder