When Debbie Reynolds passed away last year, how many of us thought first of her spritely, sassy performance of “Good Morning”? Her breakout role in Singin’ in the Rain
When Debbie Reynolds passed away last year, how many of us thought first of her spritely, sassy performance of “Good Morning”? Her breakout role in Singin’ in the Rain put her next to Donald O’Connor, Jean Hagen and the immortal Gene Kelly, and even as a fresh-faced nineteen-year-old, she steals every scene she’s in. The plot is the least important part; the story of a couple of Hollywood performers trying to make it in the scary new world of “talkies,” Singin’ in the Rain is full to bursting with songs and images that have entered the basic lexicon of American pop culture. But seeing it on the big screen, as it was meant to be seen, remains a revelation.
Doors and bar open at 2:00pm Before the film, explore a collection of film memorabilia in the lobby, including a tweed suit worn by Gene Kelly’s stand-in while filming Singin’ in the Rain and several pieces from Debbie Reynold’s personal collection, provided courtesy of Ryan Brown. Immediately after the film, USF film professor Harriet Deer will lead a short discussion of Singin’ in the Rain and an audience Q&A. The session is included with film admission.
(Sunday) 3:00 pm - 4:45 pm
711 North Franklin Street Tampa, FL 33602