27
Feb
Winter Film Series: “An Evening with Kelly and Astaire”
7:30 pm
02-27-16

We’ve shown documentaries of Fred Astaire’s dancing on a previous program but this time it’s The Fred Astaire Songbook, with Fred singing many of the wonderful numbers written for him by Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Jerome Kern & Dorothy Fields, Harry Warren, Burton Lane & Alan Jay Lerner, and Harold Arlen & Johnny Mercer. As for Gene Kelly, we’re showing the PBS American Masters documentary which has one amazing song and dance after another, including the great number when he tap dances on roller skates. The Astaire and Kelly styles and approaches were very different but they were equally brilliant.

The suggested donation is $5 per person.