Film - Wednesday, 9th May @ 12.30pm
BEALTAINE FESTIVAL 2012
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
Winner of six Academy Awards including Best Film.
Director: Vincente Minnelli
Cast : Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant
An American In Paris is a grand show—a brilliant combination of Hollywood's opulence and technical wizardry with the kind of taste and creativeness that most high-budgeted musicals notoriously lack. The Technicolorful result is smart, dazzling, genuinely gay and romantic, and as hard to resist as its George Gershwin score.
The movie's boy-meets-girl story is simple, lighthearted and peopled with thoroughly likable characters. An ex-G.I. painter (Gene Kelly), happily roughing it on the Left Bank, picks up a charming shopgirl (Leslie Caron). They fall in love.... - Time Magazine, 1951
"Reputed to be Gene Kelly's personal favourite of his own films, Vincente Minnelli's Best Picture winner is the archetypal MGM musical". - Empire Magazine
USA / 1951 / 113 minutes / Certificate : G