Film Series: The Band Wagon

1953. USA. Dir: Vincente Minnelli. With Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse. 112 min. 35mm print.


A fading musical star seeks to remedy his career woes by putting on a show, and, boy, does he put on a show! Minnelli’s delightful, nostalgic showbiz film a? clef reveals MGM’s Freed production unit at the height of its art, resulting in some of the silver screen’s sheerest kinetic bliss. As the song goes: “that’s entertainment!”

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / $5