Broadway Brunch: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS

Director Vincente Minnelli
Year 1951
Starring Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron and Oscar Levant
Run Time 113min
Age Policy

18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.

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A GI (Gene Kelly) stays in Paris after the war to become an artist, and has to choose between the patronage of a rich American woman (Nina Foch) and a French gamine (Leslie Caron) engaged to an older man. The plot is mostly an excuse for director Vincente Minnelli to pool his own extraordinary talent with those of choreographer-dancer-actor Kelly and the artists behind the screenplay, art direction, cinematography, and score, creating a rapturous musical not quite like anything else in cinema. The final section of the film comprises a 17-minute dance sequence that took a month to film and is breathtaking. AN AMERICAN IN PARIS won 6 Academy Awards in 1952, including Best Screenplay and Best Picture.

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