The Band Wagon

SATURDAY, MARCH 30  11:30 AM;

MONDAY, APRIL 1  7 PM;

THURSDAY, APRIL 4 9 PM.

“One of Minnelli’s best musicals, with an ingenious book which has Buchanan as a highbrow producer trying to turn Astaire’s comeback show into an art house ‘Faust’, while Astaire and Charisse are meantime resolving the problem of whether their dancing styles can meld into a partnership. More importantly, it parades a stream of brilliant Howard Dietz-Arthur Schwartz numbers. Astaire is superlative in several items, notably ‘By Myself’ (a solitary introspection which opens the show with a purr), ‘A Shine on Your Shoes’, and (with Charisse) the gorgeous ‘Dancing in the Dark’….All this and witty dialogue too. A treat. (Tom Milne, TimeOut)

1953 Dir. Vincente Minnelli. 1.33:1 Technicolor DCP 112 min.