CCC Movie Group

Event details

  • Monday | April 8, 2024
  • 7:00 pm

The CCC Movie Group is open to all! Watch the movie(s) on your own, then join the group on Zoom at 7:00 pm on “Movie Mondays” to discuss.  Please contact Lynn Horton for the Zoom link, if you have questions, or if you have difficulty accessing the movie!

  • Monday, 4/8“Singin’ in the Rain” (1952) is a popular American musical romantic comedy film directed and choreographed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, starring Kelly, Donald O’Connor, and Debbie Reynolds, and featuring Jean Hagen, Millard Mitchell and
    Cyd Charisse. It offers a lighthearted depiction of Hollywood in the late 1920s, with the three stars portraying performers caught up in the transition from silent films to “talkies.” The star trio is just perfect: Gene Kelly gives a funny performance as the hammy silent actor, Don Lockwood ; Donald O’Connor makes the most of his
    “second banana” role as Cosmo Brown; and Debbie Reynolds is perfect as Kathy Selden, the ingénue trying to break into films. Memorable song and dance sequences include Gene Kelly’s iconic puddles-and-umbrella performance of the title song, Donald O’Connor running up a wall and flipping into a somersault in “Make ‘Em Laugh,” and a couch-tipping dance routine by Reynolds, Kelly, and O’Connor while they sing “Good Morning” into the wee hours. Jean Hagen plays Lina Lamont, the actress with a voice for silent films and equally problematic acting skills. Cosmo says, “Lina. She can’t act, she can’t sing, she can’t dance. A triple threat.” Jean Hagen, however, was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for her performance as Lina!