Wednesday and Thursday
It's Always Fair Weather (1955)
Three soldiers return from the war and vow to remain friends. They meet up ten years later, disillusioned with their lives, and find their friendship has also undergone a change.
With Gene Kelly, Dan Dailey, Cyd Charisse, Dolores Gray, Michael Kidd, David Burns, Jay C. Flippen.
Directed by Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly. Produced by Arthur Freed. Screen-play by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Photographed by Robert J. Bronner. Music by Andre Previn, lyrics by Comden and Green. MGM. 101 minutes.
Plays Wednesday and Thursday (November 14-15) at 7:30.
Summer Stock (1950)
Judy Garland’s last film for MGM was this story of a girl and the troupe of actors who stay at her farm for the summer and put on a show.
With Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Eddie Bracken, Gloria De Haven, Marjorie Main, Phil Silvers, Ray Collins, Nita Bieber, Carleton Carpenter, Hans Conried.
Directed by Charles Walters. Produced by Joe Pasternak. Written by George Wells and Sy Gomberg. Photographed by Robert H. Planck. Songs include “Get Happy” and “You Wonderful You”. MGM. 108 minutes.
Plays Wednesday and Thursday (November 14-15) at 5:30 and 9:25.
Friday through Sunday
The Young Girls of Rochefort (Les desmoiselles de Rochefort) (French, 1967)
Charming musical about twin sisters (played by real life sisters Catherine Deneuve and Françoise Dorléac), and their mother (Danielle Darrieux), who find love during an open-air festival in their small French town. The girls teach dance and music, and Gene Kelly plays a pianist who falls in love with hopeful composer Dorléac.
This was director Jacques Demy’s homage to classic Hollywood musicals, and served as an inspiration for the 2016 film La La Land.
With Catherine Deneuve, George Chakiris, Françoise Dorléac, Jacques Perrin, Gene Kelly, Danielle Darrieux.
Directed and written by Jacques Demy. Produced by Mag Bodard. Photographed by Ghislain Cloquet. Music by Michel Legrand. Madeleine Films, Parc Film. 125 minutes.
Plays Friday through Sunday (November 16-18) at 7:30, plus 3:05 Sat/Sun.
An American in Paris (1951)
American painter Jerry Mulligan (Gene Kelly) pursues Parisian gamine Lise Bouvier (Leslie Caron).
Best Picture of 1951 and six other Oscars; Gene received an Honorary Oscar for his “brilliant achievement in the art of choreography on film.” The sensational American in Paris Ballet, which ends the film, is probably the most famous production number in the history of the film musical.
With Gene Kelly, Oscar Levant, Nina Foch, Leslie Caron, Georges Guetary.
Directed by Vincente Minnelli. Produced by Arthur Freed. Written by Alan Jay Lerner. Photographed by Al Gilks, John Alton. Music and lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin. MGM. 114 minutes.
Plays Friday through Sunday (November 16-18) at 5:25 and 9:50.