Some Like It Hot

Special Film & Reception supporting the Pink Angels Memorial Foundation

On Sunday, June 2, join FLIFF, RKVIST (pronounced “archivist”) and the Pink Angels Memorial Foundation for “Marilyn Monroe’s Birthday Celebration” – an event celebrating the 98th birthday of Hollywood’s iconic movie star with the screening of one of the most beloved films of all time, “Some Like it Hot”, along with a bonus screening of a special short film, “My Day with Marilyn”, the captivating story of a 17-year-old waiter who fell into a police sidecar and found himself inches away photographing Marilyn Monroe at the 1952 Miss America Parade.

“Marilyn Monroe’s Birthday Celebration” kicks off with a reception and Marilyn Monroe look-alike contest followed by a screening of “Some Like it Hot”, the Billy Wilder comedy starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemmon – considered to be one of the greatest films of all time.

PM7555 Marilyn Monroe at the “Miss America” pageant parade in Atlantic City, NJ, 1952. File Reference # 30928_347THA

And in honor of one of the world’s most photographed movie stars, the event will feature a bonus screening of “My Pop & Marilyn Monroe”, a short film created by South Florida archivist Stephane Heller that shares the story of her father, Sam Heller, who was a 17-year-old waiter working in Atlantic City and got caught up in the media frenzy to find himself inches away photographing Hollywood’s greatest movie star.

The film was created by Stephanie Heller to celebrate her father’s recent 89th birthday. Capturing people’s stories through photographs is more than a hobby for Ms. Heller who, after decades in the theater working for Broadway Producer Manny Azenberg, at Chicago’s Second City, and co-founding City Theatre’s “Summer Shorts Festival”, pivoted to launching RKVIST (pronounced “archivist”), a company dedicated to helping families and businesses nationwide preserve their photos, videos – and their priceless stories.

2pm Reception | 3pm Film followed by a conversation with Sam & Stephanie Heller
Tickets $25 General Admission | $20 FLIFF Members
Tickets include a glass of wine or Mimosa and lite bites
a portion of the proceeds benefit Memorial Foundation


DIRECTOR(S): Billy Wilder
PRODUCER(S): Doane Harrison
CAST: Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, Marilyn Monroe, George Raft, Pat O’Brien, Joe E. Brown

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