DIRECTOR: MARK SANDRICH
CAST: FRED ASTAIRE, GINGER ROGERS
Screening introduced by Maira and Alex Kalman.
In the fourth outing for Fred and Ginger, the pair seem less like dance partners than like two halves of the same whole, their second-skin chemistry resulting in some of the most miraculous moments in the history of the Hollywood musical, including the impossibly elegant “Cheek to Cheek.” After meeting cute in London, where Astaire’s tap dancing annoys downstairs neighbor Rogers, the on-and-off couple reconnect in Venice, a studio confabulation in RKO art moderne that’s just made to lovingly sway and swing through.
Screening as a part Sara Bermans Dream Double Feature.
A reading of Sara Berman’s Closet will begin at noon before the screenings, with a signing in between.