Movie June 28th: An American in Paris

An American in Paris
Thursday, June 28th, 2018
Movie Running Time: 1:00 – 2:55 p.m.

Winner of six Academy Awards in 1951 and hailed as one of the most imaginative musicals Hollywood has ever produced!  Starring Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant, Nina Foch and Georges Guetary.

Gene Kelly plays Jerry Mulligan, an ex-GI who loves Paris and stays on to earn his living as a struggling sidewalk artist along with his best friend Adam Cook (Oscar Levant), a struggling concert pianist.  His paintings are “discovered” by an influential heiress Milo Roberts (Nina Foch), who is interested in more than his art. However, Jerry falls in love with a lovely French girl Lise Bouvier (Leslie Caron), who is already engaged to cabaret singer Henri Baurel (Georges Guetary). Romantic mishaps, dazzling dances and a stunning cabaret finale with Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron at their ultra-best, are spun around the fabulous score of this colorful musical by George and Ira Gershwin featuring such numbers as S’Wonderful, Embraceable You, Our Love is Here to Stay, I Got Rhythm, and many more.             


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Movie June 14th: Murder on the Orient Express

Hercule Poirot:
Murder on the Orient Express

Thursday, June 14th, 2018
Movie Running Time: 1:00 – 3:08 p.m.

This 1974 original production which garnered an Oscar for Ingrid Bergman, is elegant, escapist entertainment at its stylishly European best.  An Agatha Christie whodunnit which boasts an incredible international cast as some of the most wonderfully eccentric characters ever created.

Starring Albert Finney as Hercule Poirot, with Lauren Bacall, Martin Balsam, Ingrid Bergman, Jacqueline Bisset, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Sean Connery, John Gielgud, Wendy Hiller, Anthony Perkins, Vanessa Redgrave, Rachel Roberts, Richard Widmark and Michael York.

Having concluded a case, the dapper detective Hercule Poirot (Albert Finney) settles into what he expects to be a relaxing journey home aboard the luxurious “Orient Express”.  But when an American millionaire is mysteriously murdered en route, Poirot takes up the case, and soon discovers that everyone on board the famous train’s Calais coach is a suspect. Packed with sparkling dialogue and visually rich in texture, this incomparable thriller received six Academy Award nominations.

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Movie June 7th: Miss Congeniality 2

Miss Congeniality 2
Thursday, June 7th, 2018
Movie Running Time: 1:00 – 2:55 p.m.

Sandra Bullock returns as Special Agent Gracie Hart in a funny and fabulous “Miss Congeniality” sequel.  Starring Sandra Bullock, William Shatner, Regina King, Heather Burns and Ernie Hudson.

This time, she’s the bureau’s new celebrity face, making the rounds of talk shows, (her heroics at the Miss United States Beauty Pageant made her too famous for field work!).  She also has a new partner (Regina King), who has a dim opinion of the pampered Gracie.  But when her friends (returning stars Heather Burns and William Shatner) are kidnapped, nothing can keep Gracie out of the action.  Look out world – the cover girl is going back undercover!

In the Multi-Purpose Room.
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Movie: Babes in Arms

Thursday, May 24th, 2018
1:00 – 2:35 p.m.

A young and captivating Judy Garland and that bundle of energy, Mickey Rooney, are the sweethearts in “Babes in Arms”, a swingtime song-and-dance hit by Rodgers and Hart.

Starring Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney with Charles Winninger, Grace Hayes, June Preisser, Betty Jaynes, Douglas McPhail and Guy Kibee.

Rooney plays Mickey Moran, the multi-talented son of a famous vaudeville team. When his parents and other vaudevillians in their community hit the financial skids, with the help of his sweetheart Patsy Barton (Garland), he rounds up all their stage kids and puts on a lavish show to raise money. The future looks rosy until a sudden hurricane literally washes the whole show away on opening night! Directed by Busby Berkeley, this movie which is filmed in glorious black and white, is one of the liveliest and happiest musicals ever to hit the screen, blending comedy, sentiment and jazz with unforgettable songs.

Colorful take-home flyers of the current month’s movies are also available in the ISC lobby.

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