Past Event

Location Info:

Magnolia Theater
3699 McKinney Ave.
Dallas, Texas  75204
We’ve all seen Glee and La La Land. But what about the musicals that first saw a little love from Mr. Oscar himself? The golden age of musical film ranged from 1952-69 when it saw six out of 18 Academy Awards Best Picture nods. Gene Kelly no doubt gave us two of the most memorable: Singing in the Rain and An American in Paris. If you haven’t experienced the latter, you have your chance to at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, at Magnolia Theatre, 3699 McKinney Ave., as part of its The Big Movie weekly series. What is it about postwar Paris that offers up so much romantic intrigue? Add a love triangle, some song and dance and a starry-eyed artist, and it's nearly impossible to resist the 1951 film, also starring Leslie Caron. The film follows a soldier who visits Paris and decides to stay and make art after meeting a French ballerina. He's later joined by two other veterans looking to brighten their futures, but one of these new friendships ultimately proves a bump in the road in his quest to be with his lady love. An American in Paris is also a tribute to iconic American composer George Gershwin, whose early 20th century work is interpreted throughout, including the 17-minute finale to the tune of his 1927 jazz-influenced symphonic poem — you guessed it — “An American in Paris.”


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