One of the most visually striking of all movie musicals, this new DCP restoration brings back the look of dazzling Technicolor and VistaVision as not seen in 55 years.
The story: Photographer Dick Avery(based on visual consultant Richard Avedon) is sent out by his female boss Maggie Prescott(based on Vogue legend Diana Vreeland) to find a "new face". It doesn't take Dick long to discover Jo, an owlish Greenwich Village bookstore clerk. Dick whisks the wide-eyed girl off to Paris and transforms her into the fashion world's hottest model.
The movie features memorable scenes, including Astaire creating a courtyard bullifight with only a red-lined raincoat and an umbrella; Hepburn, Thompson and Astaire performing together (in split screen) for the ebullient “Bonjour, Paris!” and stunning locations within the city that never looked more inviting.
Tickets are only $6.
Link to buy tickets: http://www.cineplex.com/Movies/MovieDetails/Funny-Face-A-Classic-Film-Series-Presentation.aspx?loc_cookie=VANCOUVER+-+BC&date=2013-3-13&tab=cineplex#Showtimes
Original Release date: February 13, 1957
Original score by Adolph Deutsch with songs by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin
"(Stanley)Donen's style, with his insistent camera moves and his innate understanding of human movement, will forever be timeless and beautiful."
– New York magazine
The film is part of Cineplex’s Classic series showing films that, in most cases, haven't been seen on the big screen in this format before.
1 hr 43 min.