An American in Paris
Hollywood Classics Series
THURSDAY, MARCH 16 AT 11:00AM
Regular Admission Prices
Winner of 6 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Screenplay and Best Original Score!
Director Vincente Minnelli’s most popular musical and 1951’s Best Picture Oscar winner features the dynamic and irrepressible Gene Kelly as a struggling-to-make-it painter in Paris, caught between the romantic aspirations of a wealthy patron (Nina Foch) and his true love, the lovely young Leslie Caron. Kelly sings, dances and cracks wise with his smart-aleck buddy, pianist Oscar Levant, while trying to choose his fate. Also receiving Academy Awards for Screenplay, Score, Cinematography and Art Direction, An American in Paris is a dreamy Technicolor knockout from the Golden Age of MGM musicals, ranking with the very best of Hollywood hoofers. Propelled by the sizzling chemistry between Kelly and Caron, the film is a wonder – the dance numbers are first class, the backlot-shot sets are inspired, and the Gershwin song selection (“I Got Rhythm’,” “S’Wonderful,” etc.) is to die for. Who could ask for anything more? (Dir. by Vincente Minnelli, 1951, USA, 113 mins., Not Rated)