Fri 5/15 @ 7PM
The 1951 music film An American in Paris, starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron, exuded the era’s heady post-war optimism and exuberance. In telling the story of a WWII veteran who settles in Paris to pursue his painting and falls in love with a young woman who is set to marry someone else, the film is packed with now-standard tunes by the George and Ira Gershwin, including “Nice Work If You Can Get It,” “Embraceable You,” “’S Wonderful,” “Love Is Here to Stay” and “I Got Rhythm.” It’s also known for the 17-minute dance sequence that climaxes the film, featuring Kelly and Caron, both trained dancers.
Bill Rudman, founder and artistic director of Cleveland-based The Musical Theater Project, will be hosting a live interactive discussion of the film on Zoom. Stream the film before then on YouTube, Amazon Prime, Google or iTunes, then join the discussion with your questions for Bill. If you can’t make the discussion, email your questions and he’ll try to answer them.
The Zoom link is https://zoom.us/j/98060526330?pwd=eFBjVTBvZnVMT0pmUisyT0M4bHBXUT09.
The password is TMTPMOVIES.