On Saturday 27 July, Film Fatale will celebrate the summer in style with a screening of Audrey Hepburn in Stanley Donen’s classic musical, romcom Funny Face. This night of cinema nostalgia and old–style Hollywood glamour will transport the audience back to a 1950s summer for a night of film, vintage music, cocktails and dancing.
The screening, which will be Film Fatale’s last event until late Autumn, will be followed by a 1950s after-party with a live performance from retro maestros Jaime Nanci and The Blue Boys who will be playing songs inspired by the film and modern songs with a vintage twist. This will be followed by Film Fatale’s resident DJs, The Andrews Sisters’ Brothers who will play music from the era. The audience is invited to help set the scene by dressing up in their vintage finest, paying homage to the 1950s or mirroring the characters of Hepburn and Astaire.
The utterly charming and entertaining film version of George Gershwin Broadway musical Funny Face stars original star, Fred Astaire as fashion photographer Dick Avery. Dick has been sent out by his boss Maggie Prescott (Kay Thompson) to find a “new face” one unlike all the current models, a girl who has grace, elegance, pizzazz, character, spirit, and intelligence. He finds all these and more in Greenwich Village bookstore worker Jo, a never lovelier Audrey Hepburn who is more interested in intellectual pursuits than being a model.
Won over by the chance to meet a famed Parisian professor, she joins him in Paris where music, romance and a comedy of errors ensue. With famed songs like “S’wonderful”, Funny Face was also made famous by Audrey Hepburn’s jazz club dance made famous again when Gap brought it back to our televisions for a recent commercial.
Sit back in the sumptuous surroundings of the Sugar Club, enjoy a classic signature cocktail designed especially for the night, have the Film Fatale usherettes serve you popcorn while watching Audrey Hepburn express herself through dance before following in her footsteps and dancing the night away 1950s style.
Tickets €14/€15 are available at http://entertainment.ie/