One of the great musicals of our time, based on one of the funniest (albeit somewhat sexist!) Shakesperean plays, “The Taming of the Shrew”, this film, with music by Cole Porter, was an adaptation of a most successful stage show, one which is still being performed by amateur and professional companies half a century later. Directed by George Sydney, and with a great cast of Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel, Ann Miller and Keenan Wynn, the story tells of a touring repertory company which is staging Shakespeare’s play and the discord between Petruchio and Katherine is echoed by the leading actors. There are some great songs, reflecting the wit and sparkle of the 1950s. One interesting sideline is that it was filmed in 3D, quite successfully, giving it a depth of vision which is unusual for the period.
A Spanish short “Metropolos Ferry” will run first before the main film.
This screening will take place in conjunction with the Rotary Club of the Barossa Valley and we will be offering wine and cheese as refreshment. The first film will commence at 7.30 pm at Faith Wine Centre on Friday 21st June. All welcome, including non-members.