Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire are two of the greatest dancers ever to glide across the silver screen. Don’t miss the Grandview Library’s collection of their best cinematic moments, featuring spectacular leading ladies Ginger Rogers, Rita Hayworth, and Cyd Charisse. Shall we dance?
Mondays at 6:30 p.m. July 8-August 12
7/8: Top Hat (1935)
Screwball comedy of romance and mistaken identity. Most popular Astaire/Ginger Rogers collaboration. Best Picture Oscar nomination. #15 AFI’s Best Musicals.
7/15: On The Town (1949)
Three sailors find fun and romance on shore leave in NYC. Kelly, Frank Sinatra. Best Music Oscar.
7/22: You Were Never Lovelier (1942)
An Argentine father disapproves of his daughter’s American suitor. Astaire, Rita Hayworth, bandleader Xavier Cugat. 3 Oscar nominations.
7/29: Brigadoon (1954)
Lost hunters find romance in a mystical village. Kelly and Cyd Charisse. 3 Oscar nominations.
8/5: The Band Wagon (1953)
An aging star and a starlet struggle to save a failing production. One of MGM’s finest musicals. 3 Oscar nominations. #17 AFI’s Best Musicals.
8/12: Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
Three silent film stars’ transition to “talkies” proves complicated. #5 AFI’s Greatest American Films.
Shown in large-screen digital projection. Free popcorn.