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AFS Essential Cinema – Blake Edwards & Julie Andrews: VICTOR/VICTORIA
January 21, 2016 @ 7:30 pm
The “Love is a Two Way Street: Films of Blake Edwards & Julie Andrews” series has been programmed with and will be co-hosted by author Bryan Connolly (DESTROY ALL MOVIES!!!). The series runs on Thursdays in January. For more information on the series or to buy series passes, visit: austinfilm.org/blakeedwards
Directed by Blake Edwards
USA, 1982, 35mm, 132 min
In a 1934 Paris replicated in classic Hollywood musical style, nightclub entertainer Victoria Grant (Julie Andrews) finds herself without a job or prospects. On a miserable rainy night she is taken in by gay, unlucky-in-love pianist Toddy (Robert Preston), who, after Victoria changes into his dry clothes, comes up with a sensational idea. He passes off Victoria Grant as Count Victor Grasinski, the greatest female impersonator in the world. She/he/she becomes the toast of Paris, and, for visiting Chicago gangster King Donovan (James Garner), who falls in love with her, the source of a tumult of confusing feelings. Perhaps the last of the true, great Hollywood musical comedies, VICTOR/VICTORIA is a career high point for Andrews, Edwards, Preston, Garner and composer Henry Mancini.
BUY A SERIES PASS, GOOD FOR ALL FOUR FILMS IN THE LOVE IS A TWO WAY STREET: FILMS OF BLAKE EDWARDS & JULIE ANDREWS SERIES
You can buy tickets to all four films at a discount (one film free)! Series passes are only available until the beginning of the first show (January 7th).