The Florence Community Library’s May movie discussion will focus on the history of the Hollywood musical. Join us Saturday, May 13 at 1:00 pm, for a short presentation followed by a FREE showing of a recent musical that became one of last year’s most acclaimed films!
Stage musicals were already popular when sound was introduced to motion pictures in the late 1920s, so it’s no surprise that musicals on film quickly followed. From the intricate choreography of Busby Berkeley, to the rise of stars such as Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby, and Julie Andrews, the Hollywood musical was a mainstay from the 1930s up to the 1960s. Musicals fell out of favor in the late ‘60s and ‘70s, and never recovered as a mainstream film genre. Several recent films, however, have shown that individual musicals still have the power to connect with audiences.
Come to the library at 1:00 pm on Saturday, May 13 for a brief overview of the history of Hollywood musicals. This will be followed by a free showing of an award winning hit musical from last year. Popcorn and water will be available while supplies last. Patrons are also welcome to bring snacks and soft drinks to the show.
For title information, or to sign up, please contact the library at (520) 868 – 8311.