RETRO SUNDAYS: SINGING IN THE RAIN + AN AMERICAN IN PARIS 217 mins

4131 RETRO SUNDAYS: SINGING IN THE RAIN + AN AMERICAN IN PARIS

Screening Sun 6 Jun at:

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Sunday, 6 June
1:30PM 

All signing, all dancing, Gene Kelly double!

Singin' In The Rain (1952)

When the transition is being made from silent films to `talkies', everyone has trouble adapting. Don and Lina have been cast repeatedly as a romantic couple, but when their latest film is remade into a musical, only Don has the voice for the new singing part. After a lot of practise with a diction coach, Lina still sounds terrible, and Kathy, a bright young aspiring actress, is hired to record over her voice.

"Effervescent, life-affirming cinema... an antidote to any ailment, illness, or woes about the state of Hollywood." - B. P. Flanagan, Little White Lies.

 

- Intermission -

 

 

An American in Paris (1951)

Jerry Mulligan (Gene Kelly) is an American ex-GI who stays in post-war Paris to become a painter, and falls for the gamine charms of Lise Bouvier (Leslie Caron). However, his paintings come to the attention of Milo Roberts, a rich American heiress, who is interested in more than just art.

"Gershwin musicals don’t come better than Vincente Minnelli’s An American in Paris (1951) starring Gene Kelly, Oscar Levant, and Leslie Caron. The sumptuous colours, outstanding choreography and toe-tapping tunes are nothing but first-rate. It is easy to see why An American in Paris picked up 6 out of 8 Oscar nominations back in 1952." - Jospeh Walsh.