Bright Lights: Gigi with Vincente Minnelli biographer Mark Griffin '90
Bright Lights series
What better way to welcome Valentine's Day and Oscar season than with one of the most romantic Oscar-winning movies ever made ?
with Vincente Minnelli biographer Mark Griffin '90
Thursday, February 14
Bright Family Screening Room
(located inside the Paramount Center)
On Thursday, February 14th at 7pm, the Bright Family Screening Room at the Paramount Theatre and Belmont World Film will present a special screening of Gigi (MGM, 1958). Winner of nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director, this sumptuous musical stars Leslie Caron as a precocious Parisian girl groomed to be a kept woman, who comes to realize she'd rather marry for love instead. Laced with some of Lerner-and-Loewe's finest songs ("Thank Heaven for Little Girls," "The Night They Invented Champagne," ) and considered to be the last great MGM musical, this luxurious production crowned the career of acclaimed director Vincente Minnelli. Gigi will be introduced by Emerson graduate Mark Griffin, author of A Hundred or More Hidden Things: The Life and Films of Vincente Minnelli (Da Capo Press). Before the main feature, Griffin will screen a compilation of clips from some of Minnelli's other movies including Meet Me In St. Louis, An American in Paris and The Band Wagon.
Sponsored by the Department of Visual and Media Arts.
Seating is first-come, first served.
|Date & Location|
Date: 2/14/2013Location: Bright Family Screening Room, Paramount Center, 559 Washington Street, Boston
Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM