American Film Festival
An American In Paris
(1951) Hosted by Jack Powell
Fri Aug 9, 10:00 am-12:30 pm
Sheffer Recital Hall, The Shedd Institute
  • Synopsis
A fantastic 1951 showcase for Gershwin's music not to be missed. Jerry Mulligan (Gene Kelly), a struggling American painter in Paris, is "discovered" by an influential heiress with an interest in more than Jerry's art. Jerry in turn falls for Lise (Leslie Caron), a young French girl already engaged to a cabaret singer. Jerry jokes, sings and dances with his best friend, an acerbic would-be concert pianist (Oscar Levant, naturally!), while romantic complications abound. With superb dancing, good dialogue and great a great selection of Gershwin tunes, the entire film is a highlight!
Ticket/Venue Info
Sheffer Recital Hall
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
285 E Broadway
Eugene, Oregon
541-434-7000
The Eye Center
OFAM 2002 Title Sponsor