The Band Wagon: Dancing With the Stars!

A great example of the Hollywood musical “The Band Wagon” will be the April presentation at the Faith Wine Centre on Friday 20th April, with the programme which includes New Zealand short film “This Is Her”, commencing at 7.30 pm. Directed by Vincent Manelli and starring Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse and Jack Buchanan, “The Band Wagon” was first screened in 1953. Regarded by many as second only to “Singin’ In the Rain”, the story is of an aging musical star who hopes that a Broadway play will revitalise his career. However, the play’s director wants to make it a pretentious retelling of Faust, and brings in a prima ballerina, who clashes with the star.
With fabulous dancing by two of the greatest dancers in film history, this is a fun movie with some seriously good choreography.