<...> A delightful romantic comedy that features Audrey Hepburn in one of her most iconic roles, that of Holly Golightly, a backwoods/country girl turned chic New York escort who becomes involved with a writer (George Peppard) who lives below her. The stylish clothes, elegant New York settings, and Henry Mancini’s “Moon River” only heighten the film’s fairytale atmosphere. (Cleveland Cinematheque) The classic film also stars Patricia Neal, Buddy Edsen and Mickey Rooney, and is based on the novel by Truman Capote.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s is the final film in the Alumni & Friends Film Club series. At the screening on April 19th, we’ll show a few ads from the late 50’s and early 60’s and follow it up with a lively discussion with cinephile and UofA Women’s Studies professor Cristina Lucia Stasia (’00 Arts). Dr. Stasia will discuss the film within a larger trajectory of fashionista-in-NYC films and how Holly Golightly, played by Audrey Hepburn, is always remembered for her fashion but it was her active femininity that makes her such a durable and valuable character. With 1960’s fashion ads curated by Trevor Rockwell (’12 PhD Arts).
Admission for the Alumni screening: $6 ($10 at the door) Register online: Tickets.
We'll also present several Encore screenings of the film in the following week, at regular ticket prices, and without the other aspects of the Alumni screening.
- Thursday April 19, 2012 at 7:00PM
- Saturday April 21, 2012 at 12:30PM
- Sunday April 22, 2012 at 4:15PM
- Tuesday April 24, 2012 at 7:00PM
- Thursday April 26, 2012 at 9:00PM
This screening is part of the larger thematic series: