U.S. Embassy and Prawie Kino Partner in The Screening of Marilyn Monroe’s Some Like it Hot

Cultural Attaché Dan Hastings with Prawie Kino’s President and Vice President, Ms. Wiktoria Androkajtis and Ms. Kalina Nieckuła, before The Screening of Some Like it Hot

On June 14, Warsaw University’s Prawie Kino (Almost Cinema) student film club celebrated the fifth anniversary of its popular outdoor film showing program with a Polish and international film series that debuted with the iconic romantic comedy Some Like it Hot (released by United Artists in March, 1959). Held on a lovely Warsaw evening in Warsaw University’s picturesque Small Courtyard, the film series spanned the three evenings of June 14-16.  Addressing the audience of students, families, and tourists enjoying complimentary popcorn and soft drinks, Cultural Attaché Dan Hastings thanked Prawie Kino for helping to commemorate the 60th anniversary of arguably one of the best comedy films in Hollywood history.  Starring the-then 32 year-old Marilyn Monroe at the peak of her global fame, alongside two other silver screen titans – Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon – and directed by Hollywood’s legendary director Billy Wilder, Some Like It Hot grossed $40 million dollars after costing only $2.9 million to produce.  Some of the film’s scenes represent some of America’s most iconic on-screen moments from the golden era of Hollywood films in the middle of the 20th century.  And of course, there was a Polish connection!  Marilyn Monroe’s character in the film was Sugar “Kane” Kowalczyk!  For a rollicking, great laugh this summer while enjoying some of Hollywood’s legends in their prime, go watch this epic comedy rated by BBC in 2017 as the best comedy of all time.  You won’t regret it.