Friday Night Films – Singin’ In The Rain
April 26, 2024
Catch a classic film in a timeless space! Weekly film viewings were an essential part of life at Taliesin West, and special rooms were created just for these screenings. Join us as we screen old-Hollywood favorites in our Cabaret Theater and discover why film was so essential to life at Taliesin West.
Our feature is Singin’ in the Rain (1952) – A feel good classic from the Fellowship’s time. Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O’Connor star in one of the greatest musicals ever filmed. Musician Don Lockwood (Kelly) rises to stardom during Hollywood’s silent-movie era–paired with the beautiful, jealous and dumb Lina Lamont (Jean Hagen). When Lockwood becomes attracted to young studio singer Kathy Selden (Reynolds), Lamont has her fired. But with the introduction of talking pictures, audiences laugh when they hear Lockwood speak for the first time–and the studio uses Selden to dub her voice. Set during the advent of “talkies,” this film’s classic song-and-dance numbers celebrate the beginning of movie musicals.
*Please note that this program grants guests access only to the program location. To see more of our property, please consider adding a tour to your program.
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
*Coming as a group? Buy two film tickets and save $5!*
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