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Lincoln Center Festival Considers the Genius of Gene Kelly

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Invitation to Dance: Gene Kelly @ 100, an upcoming series by The Film Society of Lincoln Center, is a 23-film salute of classics and rarely-screened gems showcasing Kelly’s acting, dancing, choreography, and directorial talents.

The series, running July 13 to 26, will include two programs presented by Kelly’s widow (film historian Patricia Ward Kelly), and a restored 70mm print of the Kelly-directed Hello Dolly!

Special events include:

An Evening of Gene Kelly, July 20 at 7pm, Walter Reade Theater, Lincoln Center, New York City; Patricia Ward Kelly goes behind the scenes with an intimate portrait of the man who helped create some of the most memorable scenes in film history.

Gene Kelly: Changing the Look of Dance on Film, July 21 at 6:30pm, Walter Reade Theater;

Patricia Ward Kelly explores Kelly’s contribution in creating a particularly American dance form and his innovations in the use of cinematography, choreography, and animation.

Also at the Walter Reade Theater, more than 20 film showings are scheduled, including:

  • An American in Paris, July 15, 6:15pm
  • Hello, Dolly!, July 22, 2:30pm
  • Gigot, July 25, 6:15pm

For the full schedule, visit http://www.filmlinc.com/films/series/invitation-to-dance-gene-kelly-at-100#film-schedule.

Got news? Email Karen@rheegold.com and include your name, email and phone. We like accompanying photos too with photographer’s credit and photo description. 

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