August 22nd “An American In Paris” 8:15 PM

17 Aug 2012, Posted by admin in Events, Films in VVP, Schedule

“An American In Paris”

 directed by

Vincente Minnelli

The 1951 Musical starring Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron and Oscar Levant. The music is by George Gershwin, with lyrics by his brother Ira, with additional music by Saul Chaplin, the music director.

The story of the film is interspersed with dance numbers choreographed by Gene Kelly and set to Gershwin’s music. Songs and music include “I Got Rhythm “,”I’ll Build A Stairway to Paradise”and “Our Love Is Here to Stay”. The climax of the film is “The American in Paris” ballet, a 16 minute dance featuring Kelly and Caron set to Gershwin’s An American In Paris. The ballet alone cost more than $500,000

Winner of 6 Academy awards in 1951 including Best Picture!

click below to view the trailer

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