Cover Girl (1944) Charles Vidor | Cinema at the Museum

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  • In conjunction with her exhibition, Source, artist Sara Cwynar has paired her recent cinematic trilogy with a selection of films. Each of her short works will be followed by a feature-length film that has helped shape her distinctive visual language while shedding light on the filmmaking process.

    Cover Girl is a Technicolor musical comedy starring Rita Hayworth and Gene Kelly. The film tells the story of a chorus girl given a chance at stardom when she is offered an opportunity to be a highly paid cover girl. The film was directed by Charles Vidor, and was one of the most popular musicals of the war years. Primarily a showcase for Rita Hayworth, the film features lavish costumes, exceptional choreography, and music by Jerome Kern and Ira Gershwin.

    This film will be preceded by a screening of Sara Cwynar, Red Film 2017, 16 mm film transferred to video, 8 minutes.

    Free with admission or membership. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive early to guarantee your seat.

    The SaskTel Theatre is sanitized between events with an electrostatic sprayer, meant for spaces that are more difficult to disinfect using traditional cleaning techniques.

    Cover Girl
    Directed by Charles Vidor
    1944, USA, 107 minutes, G

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