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BIG SCREEN CLASSICS @BFI 39 TUE 5 DEC WED 13 DEC FRI 29 DEC 20:30 NFT2 18:15 NFT3* 18:10 NFT2 THU 21 DEC FRI 22 DEC SAT 30 DEC 20:40 NFT2 18:20 NFT2 15:50 NFT3 On the Town + intro by Karen McNally, author of ‘When Frankie Went to Hollywood’* USA 1949. Dirs Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen. With Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Jules Munshin, Ann Miller. 98min. 35mm. U Three sailors have just 24 hours to make the most of their shore leave in New York – then one of them falls for, and decides the others must help him to find, the mysterious ‘Miss Turnstiles.’ Famous for its use of real Big Apple locations, this classic musical also boasts terrific dancing, not to mention Bernstein, Comden and Green’s ‘New York, New York.’ Brigadoon USA 1954. Dir Vincente Minnelli. With Gene Kelly, Cyd Charisse, Van Johnson. 108min. 35mm. U Holidaying in Scotland, two New Yorkers happen upon a strange, old-fashioned, seemingly timeless village, which unbeknown to them comes back to life for just one day each century. While there, one of them (Kelly) falls for a girl (Charisse) – but can and should he stay? Shot in the studio (and in CinemaScope), Minnelli’s version of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe’s musical revels in its own glorious artifice. INTRO


BFI Southbank Guide Dec 2017
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