Jefferson Parish Performing Arts Society

Jefferson Parish Performing Arts Society


An American in Paris

Oct. 23, 2020

Fri @ 8 PM

Runtime: 115 min.

Pontchartrain center


Warner Bros. (1951)

Directed by Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant, Nina Foch, Georges Guétary

An American in Paris is a 1951 American musical comedy film inspired by the 1928 orchestral composition "An American in Paris" by George Gershwin. The film is set in Paris, and was directed by Vincente Minnelli from a script by Alan Jay Lerner. The music is by George Gershwin, with lyrics by his brother Ira, with additional music by Saul Chaplin, the music director.

The story of the film is interspersed with dance numbers choreographed by Gene Kelly and set to Gershwin's music.  The film was an enormous success, garnering eight Academy Award nominations and winning six (including Best Picture), as well as earning other industry honors. In 1993, it was selected for preservation by the United States Library of Congress in the National Film Registry for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”. It is ranked #9 among AFI’s (American Film Institute) Greatest Movie Musicals.”  –Wikipedia

This film is Not Rated, but considered appropriate for MOST audiences. Parents Guide, IMBD

Series Info

An American in Paris is part of the "Drive-in Déjà Vu" Movie Series, playing every Friday night in October.

View the entire series along with important information and FAQ about the event below.

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