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Unread post by silentfilm » Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:37 pm

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If any Nitratevillains attend, please come up and say hello...

The third annual
McKinney Classic Film Festival (MCFF)
presents
"Musicals of MGM© from the '40s and '50s!"
Aug. 25, 26, and 27, 2017


Aug. 25-27, 2017

Friday, Aug. 25, MCFF Opens
7:30 p.m.
GIGI (1958)

FILM SYNOPSIS:
A French courtesan (Leslie Caron) and a wealthy playboy (Louis Jourdan) reject their societal roles to live for love.


Director: Vincente Minnelli
Stars: Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jourdan
The film won 9 Academy Awards, including Best Picture

Saturday, Aug. 26

3:30 p.m.
THE BAND WAGON (1953)

FILM SYNOPSIS:
A theatrical director makes outrageous changes to a Broadway show, leading to romantic entanglements for two of the production's stars (Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse).

Director: Vincente Minnelli
Stars: Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Oscar Levant
The film was nominated for 3 Academy Awards


7:30 p.m.
MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS (1944)

FILM SYNOPSIS:

A happy family (including Judy Garland, Margaret O’Brien, Mary Astor) in St. Louis prepares for an unwanted move to New York City during the year before the 1904 World's Fair.

Director: Vincente Minnelli
Stars: Judy Garland, Margaret O’Brien, Mary Astor
The film was nominated for 4 Academy Awards

Sunday, Aug. 27 events
​2:30 p.m.
THE PIRATE (1948)


FILM SYNOPSIS:
A lovelorn actor (Gene Kelly) pretends to be a famous pirate to win the affection of another man's fiancée (Judy Garland).

Director: Vincente Minnelli
Stars: Gene Kelly, Judy Garland, Walter Slezak
The film was nominated for 1 Academy Award


5 p.m.
ON THE TOWN (1949)

FILM SYNOPSIS:
Three sailors (Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Jules Munshi), on a 24-hour shore leave seek romance in New York City.

Directors: Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen
Stars: Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Betty Garrett, Ann Miller, Vera-Ellen

The film won 1 Academy Award



CLOSING PARTY 7:15 p.m.
All festival ticket holders will be invited to return after the final screening for the weekend’s closing party with refreshments.
General information
Festival general admission tickets: $15 Adult; $10 Child/Student/Senior
Film Buff Pass including all films: $60 Adult; $40 Child/Student/Senior

All tickets include entrance to the closing party on Aug. 27.

Free parking is available on the street and in parking lots surrounding Historic Downtown McKinney.

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