Watch Gene Kelly 'Singin' in the Rain'
The Barrington library film and lecture series, "Gotta Sing! Gotta Dance!: The Evolution of Movie Musicals," continues today at 1 pm.
The fourth movie in the Barrington library film lecture series, "Gotta Sing! Gotta Dance!: The Evolution of Movie Musicals," airs today, Oct. 17, at 1 pm in the theater-like auditorium.
Singing' in the Rain stars Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, and Debbie Reynolds, according to librarian and cinema enthusiast Doug Swiszc, who provides pre-film commentary.
Swiszcz describes the movie as "a parody of the transition from silent films to talking pictures."
The film is in color and runs for 103 minutes. It is unrated, and free and open to all, he said.
The remaining films in the 6-week series:
Oct. 24: Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
Film version of the Broadway smash about a poor Jewish milkman raising five daughters in pre-revolutionary Russia. Color; 181 minutes; rated G.
Oct. 31: Chicago (2002)
Director Rob Marshall's freshly cinematic adaptation of Kander and Ebb's Broadway show about society's infatuation with notoriety in the Windy City during the Roaring 1920s. Color; 113 minutes; rated PG-13, for sexual content and dialogue, violence, and thematic elements.
For more details, you can check out Swiszcz’s classic film blog.