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AFS Presents: Essential Cinema – Blake Edwards & Julie Andrews: 10
January 7, 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, 1979, Digital, 122 min
The film that became a massive cultural and commercial sensation was turned down by a number of major studios before Orion took a chance on it. As everything goes wrong for our hero, played by Dudley Moore, everything goes right for writer/director Blake Edwards. The serendipitous casting of Bo Derek in the small but pivotal role of the titular dream woman helped to make the film’s stills and poster inescapable, and Edwards’ sure touch makes the film more than just a fad but a true classic deserving of reassessment in light of Edwards’ career as a whole. Moore plays a rich and famous composer, in a serious relationship with singer Julie Andrews, who spies a young bride at a wedding and becomes infatuated with her. Moore’s middle-age crisis reaches epic proportions as he pursues her and makes a serious fool of himself. This is Blake Edwards at his best, alternating between slapstick and urbane comedy. With Robert Webber, Dee Wallace, Brian Dennehy and Ravel’s unforgettable “Bolero” on the soundtrack.
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)
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