An American in Paris
Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron are exuberant in Vincente Minnelli’s glorious Technicolor masterpiece.
Dir Vincente Minnelli
With Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant
In this exhilarating ride through the Gershwin songbook, Gene Kelly stars as a former GI-turned-bohemian artist, torn between two women. The climactic ballet sequence, choreographed and directed by Kelly, remains one of Hollywood’s greatest dance numbers – an explosion of emotion and Technicolor. Hardly surprising that La La Land’s Damien Chazelle acknowledged it as ‘a movie that we just pillaged’.
Also available on BFI Player.
The screening on Fri 13 Dec will be introduced by Patricia Ward Kelly.
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