I defy anyone to be in a bad mood after viewing this film--especially Gene Kelly's famous dancing sequence. As one of the reviewers said on Rotten Tomatoes (it's another 100%-er): "If you've never seen it and don't, you're bonkers."
Hollywood, 1927: the silent-film romantic team of Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly) and Lina Lamont (Jean Hagen) is the toast of Tinseltown. While Lockwood and Lamont personify smoldering passions onscreen, in real life the down-to-earth Lockwood can't stand the egotistical, brainless Lina. He prefers the company of aspiring actress Kathy Selden (Debbie Reynolds), whom he met while escaping his screaming fans. Watching these intrigues from the sidelines is Cosmo Brown (Donald O'Connor), Don's best pal and on-set pianist...
Jan 1, 1952
Directed by Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly
1 hour, 40 minutes
PRE-FILM ART VIEWING
If you'd like to make the most of your visit, meet me by the front entrance at 12 noon and we can peruse a few of the galleries before meeting up for the movie (or just do so on your own).
1:30 MOVIE Morley Lecture Hall, downstairs ~ I will watch for those who have rsvp'd in the area just outside the auditorium until about 1:25, and again following the movie. If you miss the group, look for us upstairs at the Provenance Café.
Admission: $9; CMA members, seniors 65 & over and students: $7.
Museum admittance: free. Ask at the information desk for directions to the auditorium.
3:15 EATS/DISCUSSION main level at the Provenance Café
We will choose our food/beverage items in the café, to take to a table in the Atrium.
Singin' in the Rain is a delight. But with the addition of MGM's catalog of Arthur Freed-Nacio Herb Brown songs -- "You Were Meant for Me," "You Are My Lucky Star," "The Broadway Melody," and of course the title song -- the film becomes one of the greatest Hollywood musicals ever made. ~Hal Erickson
Fifty years later, it's still a delight with everybody working at the top of his or her game. ~Jane Sumner, Dallas Morning News
CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART, 11150 East Blvd. Directions
Parking: They have an attendant parking garage. $6 for 2 hrs.; $1 per 30 min. thereafter. There is also street parking (free on weekends).
FIRST TIME MOVIEGOERS
Visit First Time Moviegoers page
The $5.00 yearly fee (or $1.50 for one movie) goes toward charges incurred for using the MeetUp website. You can pay with a credit or debit card (see Member Dues box in the left panel, above) or pay in cash to the Organizer at the event.