My Fair Lady

U.S., 1964, 170 min, 4K DCP, Dir. George Cukor, Rated G, Hollywood Classics

Showings

Coral Gables Art Cinema Sat, Aug 11 3:00 PM
Coral Gables Art Cinema Sun, Aug 12 1:00 PM
Coral Gables Art Cinema Wed, Aug 15 7:30 PM

Description

My Fair Lady was a double adaptation: a film based on Frederick Lowe and Alan Jay Lerner’s runaway hit musical, itself inspired by Pygmalion, George Bernard Shaw’s barbed 1912 satire of the British ruling class. To Shaw’s story of a wealthy professor who resolves to transform a poor flower girl into a society lady on a bet, director George Cukor brought a delicate touch, a vast reserve of empathy, and a perfect measure of devilish wit. Then there’s the cast, led by Rex Harrison (in an incredibly refined performance) and Audrey Hepburn, whose natural charm never obscures her heroine’s strength, tenacity, and fierce force of will. The film won eight Oscars, including Cecil Beaton’s two (Art Direction, Costume Design) and Cukor’s first for Best Director. It remains one of his most beloved works: a fitting swan song for the Hollywood musical, and a delightful, eternally relevant film in its own right. 4K restoration