Film Society of Lincoln Center to Screen Marathon of 20 Movie Musicals July 3-5

News   Film Society of Lincoln Center to Screen Marathon of 20 Movie Musicals July 3-5 The Independence Day weekend will march to the sound of songs from the movie-musical genre in Film Society of Lincoln Center's Musical Marathon July 3-5 in Manhattan.

While the July Fourth-themed "1776" and "The Music Man" are not on the slate, Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, "Tommy," "Hair," "The Rocky Horror Picture Show," Elvis, Rodgers & Hammerstein and Busby Berkeley are represented in the list of 20 pictures.

All films will be presented at the Walter Reade Theater on West 65th Street. Single screening tickets are $7 members/students/child, $8 senior, $11 general public.

A Day Pass is $40 for the public, $30 for members and admits one person to every screening on that day. A Series Pass is also offered.

Here's the schedule:

"Singin' in the Rain"
Stanley Donen, USA, 1952; 103m
Studio Print
"Get out your umbrellas and jump in some puddles for this cinematic gem."
July 3: 10:30 AM "Grease" (Sing-along)
Randal Kleiser, USA, 1977; 110m
Studio Print
"The Pink Ladies and the T-Birds request your presence for a sing-along."
July 3: 12:45 PM

"Top Hat"
Mark Sandrich, USA, 1935; 101m
"This vibrant, Fred-and-Ginger toe-tapper will put you into your dancing shoes."
July 3: 3 PM

"Viva Las Vegas"
George Sidney, USA, 1964; 85m
Studio Print
"Elvis, Ann-Margret, and the bright light city set your soul on fire."
July 3: 5:10 PM

"Ziegfeld Follies"
Lew Ayers & Roy Del Ruth, USA, 1946; 110m
"A new revue in the grand old style, which M-G-M quietly labeled 'Greatest Production Since The Birth of Motion Pictures!'"
July 3: 7 PM

"Cabaret"
Bob Fosse, USA, 1972; 124m
Studio Print
"Pre-war Berlin comes alive in Fosse's groundbreaking masterpiece."
July 3: 9:15 PM

"Purple Rain"
Albert Magnoli, USA, 1984; 111m
"Prince's Oscar-winning score makes for a one-of-a-kind rock drama."
July 3: Midnight

"Meet Me in St. Louis"
Vincente Minnelli, USA, 1944; 113m
Studio Print
"Visit the 1904 World's Fair with the Smith sisters (Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien, Mary Astor, and Lucille Bremer)."
July 4: 10:15 AM

"The Gang's All Here"
Busby Berkeley, USA, 1943; 103m
New Print
"The Lady in the Tutti-Frutti Hat is back by popular demand."
July 4: 12:30 PM

"Swing Time"
George Stevens, USA, 1936; 103m
"[Billed as] 'a glorious songburst of gaiety and laughter,' featuring four of film history's most celebrated dance numbers."
July 4: 2:40 PM

"The King and I"
Walter Lang, USA, 1956; 133m
New Remastered Print
"This lavish multiple Oscar-winner on a pristine new print should not missed."
July 4: 4:45 PM

"Love Me Or Leave Me"
Charles Vidor, USA, 1955; 122m
"Jazz singer Ruth (Doris Day) goes from taxi dancer to movie star, thanks to her marriage to a Chicago mobster (James Cagney)."
July 4: 7:15 PM

"Pal Joey"
George Sidney, USA, 1957; 111m
"Professional scoundrel Joey Evans (Frank Sinatra) is caught between a rich widow (Rita Hayworth) and the good girl from back home (Kim Novak)."
July 4: 9:45 PM

"The Rocky Horror Picture Show"
Jim Sharman, USA, 1975; 100m
New Print
"Let's do the Time Warp again!"
July 4: Midnight

"Oliver!"
Carol Reed, USA, 1968; 153m
Achive Print
"This British Best Picture Oscar winner remains among the best films made in the past 50 years."
July 5: 10 AM

"Gentlemen Prefer Blondes"
Howard Hawks, USA, 1953; 91m
Studio Print
"Bombshells Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe light up the screen in a musical comedy classic."
July 5: 1 PM

"An American In Paris"
Vincente Minnelli, USA, 1951; 113m
Studio Print
"A single dance number in this balletic masterpiece choreographed by Gene Kelly cost over half a million dollars, a staggering sum in 1951."
July 5: 3 PM

"On the Town"
Stanley Donen, USA, 1949; 98m
Studio Print
"While on shore leave, three sailors (Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, and Jules Munshin) turn New York City into a dance floor."
July 5: 5:15 PM

"Hair"
Milos Forman, USA, 1979; 121m
Archive Print
"Take a stroll in Central Park, then see it transformed on the big screen in Milos Forman's '70s landmark."
July 5: 7:15 PM

"Tommy"
Ken Russell, UK, 1975; 111m
Archive Print
"The Who's incendiary rock opera, featuring classic performances by Elton John, Tina Turner, Eric Clapton, and many more."
July 5: 9:45 PM

The Walter Reade Theater is located at 165 West 65th Street (upper level) on the Upper West Side. As The Film Society of Lincoln Center's core venue, the theatre is home to year-round presentations of independent film, international cinema, documentary and retrospectives.

For more information call (212) 875-5601 during hours of operation.