Funny Face

Directed by Stanley Donen, USA 1957
103 mins. English dialogue


Fred Astaire is fashion photographer Dick Avery (based on Richard Avedon) who is sent out by his female boss to find a "new face". It doesn't take Dick long to discover Jo (Audrey Hepburn), an owlish Greenwich Village bookstore clerk. Acting as Pygmalion to Jo's Galatea, Dick whisks the wide-eyed girl off to Paris and transforms her into the fashion world's hottest model. Along the way, naturally, he falls in love with her ...

The Gershwin tunes include the title song, "S'wonderful", "How Long Has This Been Going On" and "He Loves and She Loves"; among the newer numbers is Kay Thompson's camp and energetic opener "Think Pink". For years available only in washed-out, flat prints, Funny Face has been restored to its full Technicolor and VistaVision glory which we show tonight.

What the Critics say:
"A timeless musical treat and the most fun you can have with really elegant clothes on."  (David Parkinson - Empire Magazine)