This is a past event. Saturday, April 20 at 4:30pm
NW Film Center/Whitsell Auditorium 1219 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR, 97205
Directed by Stanley Donen. United States, 1957.
Director Stanley Donen’s most-beloved movie (after Singin’ in the Rain, of course!), Funny Face is a Manhattan-set musical comedy that takes place in the milieu of a fashion industry devoid of ideas. Fred Astaire plays couture photog Dick Avery, on the prowl for the latest-and-greatest, who discovers bookish Jo Stockton (an unforgettable Audrey Hepburn), a bespectacled clerk at the hilariously monikered Greenwich Village bookstore Embryo Concepts. Ostensibly there for the darkly ominous atmosphere, Dick sees in Jo star potential—setting off a series of fortunate events, the two conquering the world of fashion and, naturally, falling in love.