Musical Film: A History
Where: 92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Ave.
212-415-5500 Price: $29.00
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Leading film historian and author of The Movie Musical! Jeanine Basinger presents a lively and witty descriptive history of the American movie musical.
From Fred Astaire, whom she adores, to La La Land, which she deplores, Basinger examines a dazzling array of stars, strategies, talents, and innovations in the history of musical cinema. Whether analyzing a classic Gene Kelly routine or relishing a Nelson-Jeanette operetta, she is a canny and charismatic guide to the many ways that song and dance have been seen—and heard—on film.
A book signing follows the event.