We’re delighted to present An American In Paris as part of our Vintage Screenings series in partnership with Averys, pairing classic films with great wines. The six-time Oscar winner – including Best Picture and Best Music – is an ideal summer screening, alongside tasting of carefully selected wines that have connections with the characters and locations from the film.
Guests will enjoy a glass of cava upon arrival at Averys’ historic cellars, along with a selection of cheeses courtesy of award-winning Arch House Deli before the screening. The film itself will be accompanied by a tasting of four wines chosen by Averys’ experts, with a guided tasting.
1951 | U | 111 mins
Gene Kelly stars as World War II veteran Jerry Mulligan, struggling to make his fortune an artist in Paris. He is “discovered” by a wealthy socialite, who soon makes it obvious she is interested in more than just his art. Meanwhile, Jerry falls in love with Lise (Leslie Caron) – as does one of his best friends, Henri.
Starring: Gene Kelly | Leslie Caron | Oscar Levant
Director: Vincente Minnelli
Screenplay: Alan J. Lerner
Producer: Arthur Freed
THEY SAY: “Metro has another sock boxoffice winner in An American in Paris. [The] Film is one of the most imaginative musical confections turned out by Hollywood in years” – Roger Ebert, 1996
WE SAY: One of the most well-loved and respected musicals of the 1950’s, An American In Paris has everything you might want from a romance starring Gene Kelly, and with a Gershwin score – including a 17-minute ballet showstopper. Leslie Caron, at the time just 17 and cast by Kelly himself after he watched her dancing with a ballet company, is an impeccable addition to this piece of vintage Hollywood cinema.
Please note that this event is for over-18s only. Bristol Film Festival reserves the right to refuse entry to anybody who cannot produce valid ID if requested.