Photo caption: Rehearsal image from An American in Paris. Credit: Johan Persson.
September 23 and 24
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS: THE MUSICAL
Directed and Choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon
Directed for the screen by Ross MacGibbon
With Robert Fairchild, Leanne Cope, and Haydn Oakley
160 min | 2018
September 23 and 24
Ticket Prices: General $10, Seniors and Students $9, Downing Members $8
About the Film
This breathtakingly beautiful Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical, inspired by the Oscar® winning MGM film, tells the impassioned story of discovering love in the “City of Light.” Featuring the gorgeous music and lyrics of George and Ira Gershwin, stunning designs, and show-stopping choreography. With a record-setting 28 five-star reviews from critics, An American in Paris is coming from London’s West End to a cinema near you.
An American GI’s chance encounter with a beautiful young dancer leads Paris to become the backdrop to a sensuous, modern romance of art, friendship and love in the aftermath of war…
Experience this “old-fashioned, big-hearted spare-no-expense Broadway romance” (The Wall Street Journal) in the comfort of your local cinema.
Monday, October 15, 7:00 pm
Presented by Safe Homes of Orange County
Directed by Cynthia Hill | In English
80 min | Documentary | 2014
About the Film
Private Violence is a feature-length documentary film and audience engagement campaign that explores a simple, but deeply disturbing fact of American life: the most dangerous place for a woman in America is her own home. Every day in the US, at least four women are murdered by abusive (and often, ex) partners. The knee-jerk response is to ask: “why doesn’t she just leave?” Private Violence shatters the brutality of this logic. Through the eyes of two survivors—Deanna Walters, a mother who seeks justice for the crimes committed against her at the hands of her estranged husband, and Kit Gruelle, an advocate who seeks justice for all women—we bear witness to the complicated and complex realities of intimate partner violence. Their experiences challenge entrenched and misleading assumptions, providing a lens into a world that is largely invisible; a world we have locked behind closed doors with our silence, our laws, and our lack of understanding. Kit’s work immerses us in the lives of several other women as they attempt to leave their abusers, setting them on a collision course with institutions that continuously and systematically fail them, often blaming victims for the violence they hope to flee. The same society that encourages women to seek true love shows them no mercy when that love turns dangerous. As Deanna transforms from victim to survivor, Private Violence begins to shape powerful, new questions that hold the potential to change our society: “Why does he abuse?” “Why do we turn away?” “How do we begin to build a future without domestic violence?”
Seating is limited, and advance reservations are required. To reserve your seat(s), click here.
A $5 suggested donation will be collected at the time of reservation.
Educators from Safe Homes of Orange County will be on hand to provide information and resources about their work, and a discussion will immediately follow the screening.
For questions and more information, contact Kristen Pratt at email@example.com or (845) 562-5365 ext. 101.