• August 4 - September 9

    GENE KELLY: 100th Birthday Celebration

    All films will be screened from archival 35mm prints.

    Eugene Curran Kelly was born 100 years ago on August 23, 1912, a Pittsburgh native of Irish descent. Enrolled in dance courses by his mother at an early age, Kelly initially rebelled, but is said to have gotten back into dance at age 15 as a good way to get girls. Educated in economics at first, Kelly dropped out of law school to pursue dance full time—first at his family’s studio, but ultimately in New York where he moved for work on Broadway. His leading role in a 1940 production of Rodgers and Hart’s Pal Joey resulted in the offers from Hollywood that would make him a full-fledged star by decade’s end.

    This series would not be possible without the generous support of Nina and H.G. Webb.