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Parsons Presents Fashion In Film: New York City

by Karen Tortora-Lee on March 30, 2010

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All screenings in Tishman Auditorium
The New School, 66 West 12th Street
7:30–9:30 p.m. Free and open to the public.

April 6

Dir. Woody Allen, 1977
Introduced by JUDITH THURMAN
Reception precedes screening
Woody Allen’s classic tale of New York City romantic neuroticism stars Diane Keaton in the era-defining title role. Introduced by Judith Thurman, staff writer at the New Yorker, and author of Isak Dinesen: The Life of a Storyteller (winner of the National Book Award), Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of Colette, and, most recently, Cleopatra’s Nose: 39 Varieties of Desire.

April 13
Dir. Vincente Minnelli, 1970
Introduced by ARMOND WHITE

Barbra Streisand and Yves Montand star in Minnelli’s technicolor masterpiece, with costumes by Cecil Beaton and Arnold Scaasi. Introduced by Armond White, film critic for the New York Press, chairman of the New York Film Critics Circle, and author of groundbreaking books on pop culture including, most recently, Keep Moving: The Michael Jackson Chronicles.

April 20
Dir. Billy Wilder, 1954
Introduced by AMY FINE COLLINS

Audrey Hepburn, Hubert de Givenchy, and Edith Head—a fashion-in-film trifecta—create magic in Billy Wilders bewitching comedy-romance. Introduced by Amy Fine Collins, special correspondent for Vanity Fair covering art, cinema, design, fashion, and society; author of The God of Driving; and a fashion icon in her own right.

April 27
Dir. Alan J. Pakula, 1971
Introduced by JOHN EPPERSON
Reception precedes screening

Jane Fonda turns in an astonishing performance as hardened call girl Bree Daniels in Pakulas film, which ushered in the golden age of 1970s paranoia thrillers. Introduced by John Epperson, the creator and performer of Lypsinka and writer of the acclaimed shows Lypsinka! The Boxed SetJohn Epperson: Show Trash, The Passion of the Crawford, and, most recently, My Deah.

Series curated and organized by Jeffrey Lieber, Assistant Professor of Visual Culture Studies, Parsons The New School for Design.

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