Gene Kelly shines as silent-movie idol Don Lockwood, whose career (and leading lady, hilariously played by Jean Hagen) are imperiled by the coming of sound - until he hooks up with lovely ingenue Debbie Reynolds. The brilliant supporting cast includes Millard Mitchell, Douglas Fowley and the great Cyd Charisse, whose long-legged “Broadway Melody” ballet with Kelly nearly steals the show!
Southern vixen Scarlett O'Hara (Vivien Leigh) only has eyes for sensitive Ashley Wilkes (Leslie Howard) - but wise-cracking hellraiser Rhett Butler (Clark Gable) is determined to win her heart, even if that means surviving the burning of Atlanta, the destruction of Scarlett's beloved Tara and the overthrow of the Old South itself.
American Cinematheque Members are treated to an advance screening of Tim Burton's much anticipated BIG EYES, starring Amy Adams as painter Margaret Keane. Screenwriters Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski join us for a discussion after the film. We are now at capacity and are no longer taking RSVP's.
Screenwriting partners Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski have carved out their most notable niche in screen biographies, and this double bill pairs THE PEOPLE VS. LARRY FLYNT, a biopic of the millionaire pornographer, with AUTO FOCUS, a look at the seamier side of “Hogan’s Heroes” TV star Bob Crane.
HOLY FOOLS: THE ANTI-BIOPICS OF SCOTT & LARRY
Double Feature! Screenwriters Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski In Person!
Screenwriters Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski join us again in person with a 20th anniversary screening of Tim Burton's ED WOOD, starring Johnny Depp as the legendary schlock director, and creative Andy Kaufman biopic MAN ON THE MOON, with Jim Carrey portraying the late comedian.