2013 Holiday Film Festival: Gene Kelly 101
Five essential musicals by the legendary dancer, choreographer, and director who was born in Pittsburgh 101 years ago. (He died in 1996.) All shown in the Morley Lecture Hall.
Admission to each film is $9; CMA members, seniors 65 & over, and students $7; or one CMA Film Series voucher. Vouchers, in books of ten, can be purchased at the Ticket Center for $70 (CMA members $60).
Directed by Charles Vidor. With Gene Kelly and Rita Hayworth. An aspiring dancer turns magazine model as a way to hasten her Broadway debut. Songs by Jerome Kern and Ira Gershwin.
Directed by Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly. With Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, and Betty Garrett. Three sailors on leave spend a whirlwind 24 hours taking in the sights and sounds of New York City.
Directed by Vincente Minnelli. With Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, and Oscar Levant. A struggling American painter in Paris suddenly finds himself torn between two very different women. Music and lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin; winner of six Oscars, including Best Picture.
Directed by Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly. With Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor, and Debbie Reynolds. The movie generally regarded as the greatest musical ever made is set in Hollywood during the waning days of the silent pictures and the advent of sound.
Directed by Gene Kelly. With Gene Kelly. This ambitious dance anthology tells three separate stories (of a circus clown, a bracelet, a magic lantern) without words, set to the music of Jacques Ibert, André Previn, and Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov. The final episode combines live action and animation.