Singin’ in the Rain
Dir. Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly. 1952, 103 mins. IB Technicolor print from George Eastman House. With Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor, Debbie Reynolds. Simply the most joyous experience one could ever have going to the movies, Donen and Kelly’s satirical look at Hollywood at the cusp of the sound era is the greatest musical ever made. With its super-saturated colors, non-stop belly laughs, playlist of repurposed classic tunes, and, of course, dazzling display of fabulous footwork (including O’Connor’s show-stopping “Make ‘em Laugh,” Kelly’s iconic titular tune, and the epic, eye-popping “Broadway Melody” number), Singin’ in the Rain is a blast.
Tickets for Friday evening screenings: $12 ($9 for senior citizens and students / free for Museum members) and includes admission to the Museum’s galleries, which are open until 8:00 p.m.