“The Young Girls of Rochefort” is September’s Cocktails & Classics

By JESSICA FONDO

“The Young Girls of Rochefort” is about two women looking for love, but it’s also much more than that. Here’s why you should come see it at the Hipp:

1. They just don’t make movies like this anymore.

Real-life sisters Catherine Deneuve and Françoise Dorléac play a pair of twins, Delphine and Solange, living in a small, seaside town in France. They give dance and music lessons, but of course dream of love and more exciting lives in a big city. Suddenly, a carnival comes to town! They meet a couple of carnies who offer to bring them to Paris if the twins perform in their show. This film is chock-full of musical numbers, missed connections and improbable coincidences, which is precisely why we love it.

2. It’s all about girl power.

Unlike most movies of the ‘60s, the women run this movie. They’re talented educators who run their own business in an idyllic French suburb and travel to Paris. Additionally, the plot focuses on Delphine and Solange and their mom’s stories. Talk about GOALS.

3. Gene. Kelly.

“Singin’ in the Rain.” “An American in Paris.” Gene Kelly can do it ALL. He plays the charming, successful American in this one –– can you even call that acting??

4. There will be drinks

We’ll have themed cocktails ready at the bar, and appetizers will be catered by Dragonfly. Need we say more?

Come join us on Sept. 23 for Hippodrome Cinema’s next Cocktails & Classics screening – “The Young Girls of Rochefort.” Our reception starts in the Bar and Art Gallery at 6:30 p.m., and the film will follow in the Cinema at 7:30 p.m. Your $20 ticket includes one free specialty cocktail or soda as well as admission to the film. Get yours by calling (352)375-4477 or at http://thehipp.org/event/the-young-girls-of-rochefort/.

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