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'70s Summer Cinema: Funny Face (ENCORE)

Wednesday, July 29 at 7 pm

Politics. Power. Scandal. The ‘Me’ Decade. Disco. Funny pants. However one defines the ‘70s, no definition is complete without the films from and about this pivotal era. This film series will explore American social and political life in the 1970s. Presented with longtime film critic for The Philadelphia Inquirer, Carrie Rickey.

About Funny Face (USA, 1957, 103 min.)
You can’t have a film series – about the 70s or any other era – in conjunction with an exhibition about Richard Avedon without the one and only Funny Face! This beloved Gershwin musical classic will take you to the fashion industry and Paris of the 1950s, where Richard Avedon was an uncrowned king. Not only is Fred Astaire’s character based on Avedon, but the famous photographer himself was involved in the film production, responsible for the montage of Audrey Hepburn posing around Paris and the “Think Pink” number, among others. Directed by Stanley Donen, best known for On the Town (1949), Singin’ in the Rain (1952), and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954), starring Fred Astaire, Audrey Hepburn, and Kay Thompson. Unrated.

Individual Films: $8/$5 Members
Film Series: $32/$20 Members

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'70s Summer Cinema series also includes::
July 1 – Milk
July 8 – Shampoo
July 15 – Being There
July 22 – The Candidate

In conjunction with Richard Avedon: Family Affairs from the Collection of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, on view through August 2

Event type:Exhibitions, Films & Filmmakers