Saturday, Sept. 23
Come join us for Hippodrome Cinema’s next Cocktails & Classics screening – “The Young Girls Of Rochefort.”
“The Young Girls of Rochefort” — Jacques Demy’s follow-up to his 1964 musical “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg” — stars real-life sisters Catherine Deneuve and the late Françoise Dorléac as twins from the small French town of Rochefort. Giving dance and music lessons to the local children is not enough for the two young women, who both dream of getting out of the small town and finding love and fortune in a big city like Paris.
Taking place over the one weekend that a fair comes to town, the romantic comedy revolves around dreams of the ideal lover and missed encounters. As an American songwriter who becomes enamored with Dorléac’s character, Gene Kelly (whose singing is dubbed) is comfortable with the jazzy and infectious music and choreography.
The film also stars George Chakiris as one of the performers in the fair and Michel Piccoli as the twins’ mother’s lost love. With smart and humorous lyrics by Demy himself, The Young Girls of Rochefort is an intelligent homage to the American musical tradition from a modern French perspective (look closely for odes to films like An American in Paris and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes). In its sunny and ethereal quality, the film constructs a joyous and colorful world seldom seen in the later Hollywood musicals.Join us at the Hippodrome for a catered cocktail reception in the Bar and Art Gallery at 7:30 p.m. Appetizers will be catered by Dragonfly and themed cocktails will be available. This film will follow the reception in the Cinema at 8:00 p.m.
7:30 p.m. (reception) | The film begins at 8:00 p.m.
Admission is $20 and includes one free specialty cocktail or soda with ticket. Tickets on sale now at the Box Office at 352.375.4477 or online at thehipp.org/cinema.
Directed by: Jacque Demy
Featuring: Gene Kelly, Catherine Deneuve, Françoise Dorléac
Tickets will be available online at thehipp.org or through our box office
at: (352) 375-4477
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