AN AMERICAN IN PARIS introduced by Tony nominee Max von Essen
Sunday, March 27
Starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron
Directed by Vincente Minnelli
(1951) Starving artist Gene Kelly finds love on the Left Bank with shopgirl Leslie Caron (in her debut), in the multiple Oscar-winner (8 in all), including Best Picture. Featuring a great Gershwin score, with “I Got Rhythm,” sung and tapped by Gene with the neighborhood gosses: “Our Love is Here to Stay,” danced Seine-side by Kelly & Caron; and the ballet finale inspired by the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists. DCP. Approx. 115 mins.
Max von Essen, who plays French aspiring musical hall star Henri Baurel in Broadway’s new smash production of An American in Paris (for which he received a Tony nomination), will introduce the Film Forum Jr. screening of Vincente Minnelli’s original Oscar-winning movie musical. Mr. Von Essen’s other Broadway credits include Evita, Death Takes a Holiday, Les Miserables, and Dance of the Vampires.