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"Funny Face" Stylish Musical w/Audrey Hepburn & Fred Astaire in Private Theater

  • Mar 22, 2013 · 7:30 PM
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A Gershwin score and Paris locations mark this stylish, chic, delightful 1957 film co-starring Audrey Hepburn as an intellectual with Beatnik tendencies who becomes a successful model-somewhat less than enthusiastically-and Fred Astaire as the photographer who plays a huge role in her career and life. 103 mins.

Hepburn's and Astaire's characters were inspired by the first Supermodel (arguably) Suzy Parker and the ingenious photograpgher Richard Avedon, who also acted as a consultant for the film, e.g., providing photographs.

Oscar nominations include Best Screenplay, Cinematography, and Costume Design by the legendary Edith Head and renowned haute couture designer Givenchy, who later designed more clothes for Audrey Hepburn's films and Vogue shoots.

Suzy Parker, as well as Vogue models Dovima and Sunny Hartnett, have cameos.

Meeting Place; both the building and theater are wheelchair accessible: We are going to meet in new private theater downtown to which Jane has access (seats up to about 15, projector, stadium style seating).


Parking is available across the street in the Main Public Library parking lot on 6th Ave No., a half block down from intersection of 6Th & Church.
Parking also might be available on 5th or 6th but the library is a sure thing!

*****Anyone taking MTA , to come downtown, take #7; it stops at Church & 9th Ave. No. (after Lifeway announcement) or main station about 3 short blocks away; and going home, the #7 stops about 2 blocks up on 6th Ave. No. The #3 also stops at the main station if you are coming downtown; and right across the street on 6th Ave. going back towards West End. *****

Jane will be in the lobby to greet you or you can buzz the concierge. Her cell number is [masked] in case you need directions.

Derek's Additional Directions:

If this will be your first visit, the most important thing is plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early and give yourself plenty of time to find a parking space (I recommend the library too) and find the building.

Also, print these directions or be able to access them from your phone.

The Private Theater is in The Cumberland at 555 Church Street at the corner of 6th and Church. On the other corner of 6th and Church on the same side of the street is the Nashville Public Library. On the other side of The Cumberland is a UPS Store, then Quizno's Subs, then McKendree United Methodist Church at 523 Church. Subway is directly across the street from The Cumberland facing it.

You go through 2 sets of double doors when entering The Cumberland. The 2nd set of double doors is straight ahead. You can Press 6# for the Concierge Desk for either set of doors that are usually locked.

After going through the 2nd set of double doors, walk straight ahead until you can't walk further. You will pass the Club room/lounge on your right where everyone may be if you arrive early enough.

If you don't see them, then turn to your left where the hall dead ends at the[masked] sign. Then, at the Storage Room door sign - go to your right. You will pass the exercise room.

You'll see the Media Center door straight ahead. That's it. Go through that door and then you'll go through another door that says Media Center. There are also restrooms there.

Again, print these directions or be able to access them if you are going for the first time.

Thanks and have a great time!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    forgot to mention earlier - i really liked the darkroom scene because it was risky shooting only in black & red and it worked

    1 · March 23, 2013

    • Wendy

      I liked the dancing in the darkroom scene. The choreography was great. It was a small amount of space, yet the movements looked big.

      1 · March 23, 2013

  • Linda

    I liked looking back at a particular time in American history and seeing some old icons. The fashions? Well they make ya want to put on a dress.

    2 · March 23, 2013

    • Pamela

      The fashions were fabulous.

      2 · March 23, 2013

  • jane d.

    Had a great time seeing this one--sheer entertainment. Enjoyed hearing the varied reactions. Great group of people.

    March 22, 2013

  • Dr. Jeff T.

    FUNNY FACE is marvelously entertaining. The movie has everything--stars, clothes, colors, scenery, dancing, comedy, romance, GREAT music, and more. It is a sheer delight.

    1 · March 22, 2013

  • Katie L.

    Sorry. I have to skip it. I fell asleep this afternoon and can't get there in time on the bus. Enjoy!

    March 22, 2013

  • Mimi

    So sorry I can't make it tonight! :(

    March 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Love this movie, have another engagement this evening.Sorry I'm going to miss this brilliant classic.

    March 21, 2013

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