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Monday, Jul 13, 2009

Hyde presents free film - An American in Paris

As part of the Season of Degas, The Hyde Collection will present the second of its special Degas Film Series with An American in Paris. The films selected for the series reflect both children’s favorites and American classic films with Parisian themes or settings.

An American in Paris is a 1951 Gene Kelly/Leslie Caron film directed by Vincent Minnelli. This 115-minute Technicolor classic tells the story of an American artist who finds love in the City of Lights but must contend with conflicting loyalties. The film will be shown on Thursday, July 16.

All Degas Film Series movies will be shown free of charge at 6:00 pm in the Museum’s Helen Froehlich Auditorium.

Other films slated for The Hyde’s Season of Degas series include:

· Ratatouille – The most recent of the series, is the animated, 2007 film about a food-loving rat who saves a young chef’s job by assisting him in the kitchen. Ratatouille will be shown on Thursday, September 17.

· Charade – This 113-minute 1963 Technicolor film, set in Paris, stars Audrey Hepburn as a widow trying to figure out where her late husband left his fortune before killers who want the fortune for themselves find it, and her. The all-star cast includes Cary Grant, Walter Matthau, James Colburn, and George Kennedy.

Seating is limited so those interested in attending are asked to call The Hyde at 518-792-1761, ext. 17 to make reservations.

For details on Season of Degas events, visit or find information on the Degas & Music exhibition – July 12 through October 18, 2009 at


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