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THE AGAWAM CULTURAL COUNCIL

   

Agawam Cultural Council announces
2009 Musical Film Festival.

35mm films shown on the big screen

The Agawam Cultural Council is planning a four-film series for musical lovers. Ticket price for the Sunday afternoon showings is $6 per ticket (adults/seniors) and $4.00 (children uner 12), which includes complimentary desserts before the show. There will also be a free drawing held for door prizes. All showings will be held at Agawam Family Cinemas at 866 Suffield Street, Agawam, and begin at 1:15 pm. Doors open at 12:30 pm.

SUNDAY | APRIL 5

West Side Story (1961 | color | not rated) 

The 2009 Spring Musical Film Festival begins on Sunday, April 5, with West Side Story. Set among the tenements of mid-20th century New York City, West Side Story stars Natalie Wood as Maria and Richard Beymer as Tony, star-crossed lovers caught in the midst of a turf war between rival gangs the Sharks and the Jets.

WINNER OF 10 ACADEMY AWARDS, INCLUDING BEST PICTURE.
Adapted from William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, this classic musical is set among the tenements of mid-20th century New York City and stars Natalie Wood and Richard Beymer as the star-crossed lovers caught in the midst of a turf war between rival gangs the Sharks and the Jets.

SUNDAY | APRIL 19      Your Choice

    
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1939 | B&W - Color | rated G
Join Dorothy (Judy Garland) and friends on a magical, musical trip “over the rainbow” to the Emerald City in this restored version that will have you tapping (and clicking) your heels!
  1952 | Technicolor | rated G
Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, and Donald O’Connor offer a comic depiction of Hollywood’s transition from the silent era to sound in one of the best musicals ever made.

   

SUNDAY | APRIL 26

1951 | Technicolor | not rated
This winner of seven Academy Awards
was inspired by the George Gershwin
composition and stars Gene Kelly and
Leslie Caron in her big-screen debut.
Directed by Vincente Minnelli.

 

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY | MAY 3

1954 | Anscocolor | rated G
Set in 1850s Oregon, this musical comedy
starring Jane Powell and Howard Keel is
noted for its unusual choreography, which
makes dance numbers out of mundane frontier
pursuits such as chopping wood and
(most famously) raising a barn.
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer.