OH MY GEORGE PEPPARD!
Last night we kicked of our 2016-2017 Movie Night at The Station Theatre with a true Hollywood classic; Breakfast at Tiffany’s. After the summer break we traditionally launch our Movie Weekends in the fall kicking off with a mini film festival. Two years ago it was Alfred Hitchcock, then last year we did a Stanley Kubrick weekend. This year we decided to start off with Audrey Hepburn.
It’s always been one of my favourite Hepburn films. And it’s nice to see it up on the big screen once again in full sound as well.
Picking a movie is a hit and miss and you don’t know the size of the audience that will come and watch a movie. I’m always nervous when it comes to films since this is my spot on the board to come book films to be show during our Movie Weekends once a month. I don’t know if the movie will bring them in or not. But, it was nice a modest size in the theatre.
Tonight’s feature is Funny Face, Audrey Hepburn’s first musical and she is playing opposite Fred Astaire. Now, that’s like seeing a double rainbow in the sky. Even though the movie on it’s initial release was a box office disappointment. However, if did garner new life in it’s re-release in 1964 when “My Fair Lady” received excellent reviews and brought in the audience. Funny Face is a pretty slick little musical and it’s nice to see Hepburn and Astaire cut a rug on the screen.