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Film Series

That’s Entertainment!: MGM Musicals Part II

Nov 18—Dec 8, 2016

No studio did musicals better than MGM: theirs were bigger, splashier, more tuneful, and more innovative than any others. This second in a two-part series charts the evolution of the MGM musical from its heyday in the 1950s—when producer Arthur Freed, directors Vincente Minnelli and Stanley Donen, and star-choreographers Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire pushed the form to new expressive heights—through the 1960s, as changing tastes seemed to signal its decline, to the 1970s and ‘80s, when the genre was revitalized by filmmakers with a fresh, postmodern approach.

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An American in Paris

Vincente Minnelli’s beloved Technicolor classic starring Gene Kelly.

Nov 18—Nov 20, 2016
Royal Wedding

Fred Astaire dances on the ceiling in Stanley Donen’s sparkling, London-set romance.

Sat, Nov 19, 2016

Gene Kelly stars in Vincente Minnelli’s poignant adaptation of the Lerner and Loewe hit.

Sun, Nov 20, 2016
Summer Stock

Judy Garland performs the iconic “Get Happy” number in her last MGM film.

Mon, Nov 21, 2016
I Love Melvin

This rarely screened B-delight re-teams the ever-buoyant Debbie Reynolds and Donald O’Connor.

Tue, Nov 22, 2016
The Affairs of Dobie Gillis

It’s Ferris Bueller for the ‘50s in this blast-from-the-atomic-age-past campus comedy.

Tue, Nov 22, 2016
Bells Are Ringing

The great Judy Holliday stars as a meddling telephone operator in this offbeat charmer.

Wed, Nov 23, 2016
Singin’ in the Rain

The legendary movie musical starring Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, and Donald O’Connor.

Nov 24—Nov 26, 2016
Kiss Me Kate

This zingy backstage farce boasts Cole Porter tunes and the dancing of a young Bob Fosse.

Fri, Nov 25, 2016
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

This frontier foot-stomper features some of the most thrilling dancing ever filmed.

Sat, Nov 26, 2016

Vincente Minnelli’s Oscar-winning musical explores romance in turn-of-the-century Paris.

Sun, Nov 27, 2016
High Society

The Philadelphia Story gets a high-gloss, Technicolor musical makeover.

Nov 27—Nov 28, 2016
The Belle of New York

Fred Astaire dances on air in this fantastical Freed Unit confection.

Mon, Nov 28, 2016
Invitation to the Dance

Gene Kelly’s artily ambitious passion project tells three stories entirely through dance.

Tue, Nov 29, 2016
Silk Stockings

Lubitsch’s classic Ninotchka gets a tune-up courtesy of Fred Astaire and Cole Porter.

Wed, Nov 30, 2016
It’s Always Fair Weather

Gene Kelly combines sensational musical numbers with a surprisingly cynical edge.

Thu, Dec 1, 2016
The Band Wagon

This musical masterpiece bursts with show-stopping production numbers.

Dec 2—Dec 3, 2016
The Boy Friend

Renegade auteur Ken Russell crafts a delirious homage to the musicals of the 1930s.

Sat, Dec 3, 2016
Pennies From Heaven

The Golden Age musical gets an emotionally shattering, postmodern deconstruction.

Sun, Dec 4, 2016

Blake Edwards’ brilliant boudoir farce boasts sparkling dialogue and Henry Mancini music.

Sun, Dec 4, 2016
Goodbye Mr. Chips

Peter O’Toole stars in this deluxe-budget, unabashedly sweet musical romance.

Wed, Dec 7, 2016
That's Entertainment! III

This behind-the-scenes look at MGM’s dream factory is a musical fan’s treasure trove.

Thu, Dec 8, 2016
The Unsinkable Molly Brown

An Oscar-nominated Debbie Reynolds lights up this song and dance spectacular.

Thu, Dec 8, 2016