Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
Celebrating 30 Years of Summer Classics on the Big Screen!
When Debbie Reynolds passed away in 2016, how many of us thought first of her spritely, sassy performance of “Good Morning”? Her breakout role, Singin’ in the Rain put her next to Donald O’Connor, Jean Hagen and the immortal Gene Kelly, and even as a fresh-faced nineteen-year-old, she steals every scene she’s in. As with so many classic movies, the plot is the least important part; the story of a couple of Hollywood performers trying to make it in the scary new world of “talkies,” Singin’ in the Rain is full to bursting with songs and images that have entered the basic lexicon of American pop culture. But seeing it on the big screen, as it was meant to be seen, remains a revelation.
Stick around after the Sunday screening for a FREE post-show Film Talk audience discussion and Q&A with retired University of South Florida film professor Harriet Deer.
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The Summer Classics movie series is presented by Bank of America. Additional support is provided by The University of Tampa and WEDU-PBS.