Film Series

Thursday, June 28, 2007
Double Feature

Part of Also Dances: The Films of Fred Astaire

Date + Time

Thursday, June 28, 2007
6:30 p.m.

Location

Phyllis Wattis Theater

Overview

The Band Wagon, Vincente Minnelli, 1953, 103 min.
Funny Face, Stanley Donen, 1957, 103 min.

The Band Wagon
6:30 p.m.
Astaire partners with Cyd Charisse in arguably the greatest of the MGM musicals of that era. He plays an aging singer and dancer trying to relaunch his career in the face of highbrow pretensions held by his producer, played by Jack Buchanan, who wants to remake Faust as a Broadway musical.

Funny Face
8:30 p.m.
Gershwin meets Givenchy meets existentialism. An irresistibly gamine Audrey Hepburn plays a cerebral bookshop assistant from Greenwich Village who agrees to become a fashion model as a way of getting to Paris to meet her favorite philosopher. Astaire plays the celebrity fashion photographer who "discovers" her. His character was based on Richard Avedon, who worked as a consultant on the set.

Admission + Ticketing

$7 general; $5 SFMOMA members. Does not include Museum admission.
Double features: Films offered on the same date are included in one ticket. Tickets are available at the Museum (with no surcharge) or online.

Film at SFMOMA is generously supported by the Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation and Carla Emil and Rich Silverstein.

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