Swing Time (1936)

Swing Time

Presented as an installment of the George Stevens Lecture Series

Introduced by David Steinberg

George Stevens directed this quintessential Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers film, one of the silver screen’s most amusing and romantic musicals.

“Swing Time” features songs composed by Jerome Kern with lyrics by Dorothy Fields, including “The Way You Look Tonight,” which won the Academy Award for Best Song, “A Fine Romance,” “Pick Yourself Up,” “Waltz in Swing Time,” and Astaire’s tribute to Bill Robinson, “Bojangles of Harlem,” which received a nomination for Dance Direction for Hermes Pan.

Introduced by director, producer, actor and comedian David Steinberg, who considers the film his favorite, “Swing Time” returned to the big screen in glorious black and white via a pristine print from the Academy Film Archive collection.

The feature was preceded by rare interview footage with Ginger Rogers and Hermes Pan recalling their work on the film.

Event Information

When
Tuesday, October 26, at 7:30 p.m.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Where
Samuel Goldwyn Theater
8949 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211