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'Funny Face' Continues Library Film Series

The film-lecture series, 'Audrey in the Afternoon,' plays tribute to the work of Audrey Hepburn; it includes insights and commentary from film buff Doug Swiszcz.

“Audrey in the Afternoon,” a film and lecture series celebrating the work of actress Audrey Hepburn, continues Wednesday afternoon, May 8, in the Barrington library auditorium.

The film this week is Funny Face. Librarian and film enthusiast Doug Swiszcz will present the film at 1 pm.

"The 1957 film is a frothy, colorful musical about a drab Greenwich Village bookstore clerk who is whisked away to Paris, where she becomes a beautiful haute couture model thanks to fashion photographer Fred Astaire," Swiszcz said.

"But will Hepburn’s preoccupation with a young philosopher stand in the way of a romance with Astaire?," he said.

Kay Thompson turns in a bravura performance as fashion magazine editor Maggie Prescott.  Paris landmarks, a chiefly Gershwin score, and (of course) the sight of Hepburn attired in various Givenchy fashions, all combine to provide top-notch entertainment, he said.

The 103 minute color film is preceded by commentary from Swiszcz. It is free and open to all.

The series continues with The Nun’s Story on May 15; Breakfast at Tiffany’s on May 22; My Fair Lady on May 29;  and Charade  on June 5.

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