Meet Me In St Louis
- 1h 53min
- Directed by: Vincente Minnelli
- Cast: Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien, Mary Astor, Lucille Bremer, Tom Drake, Marjorie Main
- Website: www.memoartscentre.co.uk/Shows/…
Released during wartime, this 1903-set musical was an optimistic attempt to emphasise family values, but Minnelli never wallows in nostalgia. Instead he combats it with sparky and sarky family dynamics. The put-upon father wants to move his family from St Louis to New York but faces resistance from his gaggle of girls who have romances to get on with, and the fast-approaching World Fair to enjoy. Perfect casting and performances, along with songs like 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas' add to the warm glow.
This film is not currently showing in cinemas.
Professor Henry Higgins, an expert in phonetics, accepts the challenge of transforming common cockney flowergirl Eliza Dolittle into a lady through elocution lessons. Includes classic songs such as Wouldn’t It Be Loverly, The Rain in Spain, I Could Have Danced All Night and Get Me to the Church on Time.
Tea or coffee with cake will be included in the ticket price and served during a short interval.
This screening is Dementia Friendly.
Singing and dancing its way into cinemas across the UK, the BFI Musicals! film season celebrates the joyful, emotional, shared experience of watching film musicals; with the biggest stars, the most iconic scenes and the best-loved song and dance numbers on the big screen.
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