SINGIN' IN THE RAIN

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Showings

Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 1 Tue, Nov 29 7:00 PM

Description

Best of the Big Screen!

Tuesday, November 29th at 7 PM

70th Anniversary Celebration! New digital restoration!

SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN

Introduction by Philip Harwood

Members $10 | Public $15

On a short list of the greatest screen musicals ever made, Singin’ in the Rain began with legendary MGM producer Arthur Freed giving screenwriters Betty Comden and Adolph Green a stack of songs he’d written early in his career (with partner Nacio Herb Brown) – including “Broadway Melody,” “You Are My Lucky Star” and the title song – with the simple request to weave a story around the numbers. What emerged was a sublime marriage of song and dance, innocence and nostalgia, heart-tugging romance and surreal comedy (especially in co-star Donald O’Connor’s show-stopping “Make ’Em Laugh” routine). Co-director Gene Kelly shines as silent-movie idol Don Lockwood, whose career (and leading lady, hilariously played by Jean Hagen) is imperiled by the coming of sound – until he hooks up with lovely ingenue Debbie Reynolds. The brilliant supporting cast includes Millard MitchellDouglas Fowley and the great Cyd Charisse, whose long-legged “Broadway Melody” ballet with Kelly nearly steals the show! (USA, 1952, 103 min., Color, DCP | Dir. Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly)

Still of the "Good Morning" scene from SINGIN

Film poster for SINGIN