Thu 9 Dec

An American in Paris + Q&A

Cert. U

Special Screenings

Christmas Special

113 mins

in English

USA | 1951 | col | dir. Vincente Minnelli, with Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant | new print

Now digitally restored 70 years after it swept the Oscars, Minnelli’s Gershwin-based musical remains one of the creative pinnacles of the form. Gene Kelly is at his dazzling best as Jerry Mulligan, a former GI whose dreams of becoming a successful artist have led him to the city of light, love and the Impressionists. Much admired by wealthy patron Miro, he risks her displeasure when he falls for shopgirl Lise (Leslie Caron), herself betrothed to Henri. This romantic roundelay is, in the end, simply the framework for some of the finest musical sequences ever filmed.

Special 70th anniversary screening, followed by an exceptional discussion with Academy Awards nominees Leslie Caron & Gary Yershon

Thu 9 Dec 7pm

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Thu 09 Dec
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