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An American in Paris
BUY TICKETS 3pm Wednesday 19 February *dementia-friendly screening
DIRECTOR Vincente Minelli
CAST Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant, Nina Foch
Gene Kelly stars in this glorious song-and-dance spectacular as a former GI, now living in Paris and making his way as an artist.
This glorious song-and-dance spectacular stars Gene Kelly as a former GI, now a bohemian artist, torn between two women. It’s an exhilarating ride through the George Gershwin songbook, and the climactic ballet, choreographed and directed by Kelly, remains one of Hollywood’s greatest dance numbers – an explosion of emotion and Technicolour.
(1951 USA 111 mins + interval)
Screening open to all but particularly welcoming to people living with dementia and their friends, family and carers.
The real reasons to see “An American in Paris” are for the Kelly dance sequences, the closing ballet, the Gershwin songs, the bright locations, and a few moments of the ineffable, always curiously sad charm of Oscar Levant. Roger Ebert
BBFC advice: Contains no material likely to offend or harm
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