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Shown: January 1, 2020 at 6pm

Director : Stanley Donen

Country : USA

Release Date : 1957

Duration : 103 mins

Language : English

Subtitles : No

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 will screen.

A timeless musical treat and the most fun you can have with really elegant clothes on.”  (David Parkinson – Empire Magazine)