After the Golden Age: Movie Musicals Since 1955

Mar. 10–Apr. 21, 2024

This six-week series will explore the movie musical in the seven decades since the genre’s most iconic period, MGM’s “Golden Age,” which featured such titles as The Wizard of Oz (1939), Meet Me in St. Louis (1944), An American in Paris (1951) and Singin’ in the Rain (1952). Each of the screenings in the series will be accompanied by a short lecture from Jeff Hughes, graduate of the Martin Scorsese Department of Cinema Studies at NYU, contextualizing that week’s film historically and offering a wide variety of complementary clips. We will look at where the musical has been, surveying the whole of world cinema, and speak to where the musical is going, always keeping an eye on the movie musical’s most important influence: the stage. The series will also feature expansive Q&A sessions.

SERIES TRAILER

It's Always Fair Weather Mar. 10, 2024 Cinema Studies lecture from Jeff Hughes After the success of On the Town, writers Comden and Green thought of making a sequel that would reunite Gene…
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg Mar. 17, 2024 Cinema Studies lecture from Jeff Hughes The angelically beautiful Catherine Deneuve was launched to stardom by this dazzling musical heart-tugger from Jacques Demy. She plays an…
Original Cast Album: Company Mar. 24, 2024 Cinema Studies lecture from Jeff Hughes Stephen Sondheim’s musical Company opened on Broadway in the Spring of 1970, and tradition dictates that the cast recording is…
All That Jazz Apr. 7, 2024 Cinema Studies lecture from Jeff Hughes When he is not planning for his upcoming stage musical or working on his Hollywood film, choreographer/director Joe Gideon (Roy…
Dick Tracy Apr. 14, 2024 Cinema Studies lecture from Jeff Hughes Hard-boiled detective Dick Tracy (Warren Beatty) is searching for evidence that proves Alphonse “Big Boy” Caprice is the city’s most…
Hedwig and the Angry Inch Apr. 21, 2024 Cinema Studies lecture from Jeff Hughes Raised a boy in East Berlin, Hedwig (John Cameron Mitchell) undergoes a traumatic personal transformation in order to emigrate to…

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