Dementia Matinee - The Band Wagon (u)

Dementia Matinee - The Band Wagon (u)

13th May 2019

Nailers Conference Centre

Vincente Minnelli's 1953 film stars Fred Astaire & Cyd Charisse.

Tony Hunter, a famous singer/dancer movie star, is feeling washed up and old hat (old top hat, tie and tails to be exact). The reporters are out for Ava Gardner, not him. But his old friends Lily and Les Martin have an idea for a funny little Broadway show and he agrees to do it. But things begin to get out of hand, when bigshot "artistic" director/producer/star Jeffrey Cordova joins the production, proclaims it?s a modernistic Faust and insists on hiring a prima ballerina, Gabrielle Gerard, to star opposite Tony, and it's hate at first sight. And her jealous choreographer isn't helping to ease the tension. The show is doomed by pretentiousness. But romance, a "let?s put on a show" epiphany, and a triumphant opening are waiting in the wings. After all, this is a musical comedy!

Timings for the film:
Start: 1.30pm Interval: 2.30pm 2nd half: 3pm Finish: 3.55pm

Cost: £4 incl tea/coffee, 1 carer/family member comes free
Doors Open 1pm

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