Thursday, March 22, 2012

Griffin Honors Minnelli at Paramount Center

Please join us on Friday, April 20th at 6:30pm at Boston's beautifully restored Paramount Center for a very special event. Mark Griffin, the author of A Hundred or More Hidden Things: The Life and Films of Vincente Minnelli, will introduce a screening of Minnelli's beloved 1951 musical An American in Paris. Winner of six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, the film stars Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron and boasts a superlative score by George and Ira Gershwin. "An American in Paris is one of the most imaginative musical confections turned out by Hollywood" (-Variety). This landmark musical has never looked better, thanks to a meticulous restoration by Turner Entertainment and a pristine print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive. A book signing will follow the movie.

This special screening of An American in Paris is part of Paramount's film series Gotta Dance: The American Movie Musical 1929-1953, which will also include a screening of Vincente Minnelli's The Band Wagon (1953) on April 28th. The Paramount Center is located at 559 Washington Street in Boston, Massachusetts. Tickets are $10, $7.50 for Members and Seniors. Contact the Box Office at 617-824-8400. More information at this link.

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