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Food & Film Series focuses on mom

Celebrate Mother’s Day with a special Food & Film screening of the 1961 classic romantic comedy “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” starring the effortlessly charming Audrey Hepburn and the handsome George Peppard. Directed by Blake Edwards, the man behind “The Pink Panther” series, “The Party,” “Operation Petticoat,” “Victor/Victoria,” etc., Edwards crafted a truly timeless film based on the novella by Truman Capote.

Henry Mancini’s impeccable soundtrack for the film, including the classic tune “Moon River,” earned the film its two Academy awards for Best Score for Mancini and Best Song for Johnny Mercer.

The film also features Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen, Martin Balsam and Mickey Rooney.

In an idealized New York City during the early ’60s, Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn) is a charming socialite with a youthful zest for life who lives alone in a nearly bare apartment. She has such a flippant lifestyle that she won’t even give her cat a name, because that would be too much of a commitment to a relationship. Maintaining a childlike innocence yet wearing the most perfect of designer clothes and accessories from Givenchy, she spends her time on expensive dates and at high-class parties. She escorts various wealthy men, yet fails to return their affections after they have given her gifts and money.

Holly’s carefree independence is changed when she meets her neighbor, aspiring writer Paul (George Peppard), who is suffering from writer’s block while being kept by a wealthy woman (Patricia Neal). Just when Holly and Paul are developing their sweet romance, Doc (Buddy Ebsen) appears on the scene and complicates matters, revealing the truth about Holly’s past.

“Breakfast at Tiffany’s” remains not just one of the most memorable romantic films of all time but a film that exemplifies the beauty of Hepburn, the chic style of the times and more.

The 50th anniversary edition of the film also features the following extras:

• It’s So Audrey: A Style Icon — An eight-minute featurette with interviews with designers, Hepburn’s son and companion, and how she became a fashion and style icon.

• Audrey’s Letter to Tiffany — A two-minute featurette about the letter Audrey wrote for the preface of the 150th anniversary book for Tiffany’s.

• Original Theatrical Trailer — The original two-minute trailer with its dust, scratches and all.

Each ticket includes coffee from Fable Coffee and a selection of delicious pastries made from scratch.

Tickets for the Saturday screening are $7 for members of the Magic Lantern Film Society, seniors and students and $9 for all others. Seating is limited. To reserve a seat, call 530-362-8610.

For more, visit http://magiclanternfilmsociety.org.


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