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18
September
7:30 pm

Pennies from Heaven

PENNIES FROM HEAVEN

40th Anniversary!

Oscar Nominated and Golden Globe Winner!

USA, 1981, 1hr 47 min.
Producers: Nora Kaye, Herbert Ross
Director: Herbert Ross
Screenplay: Dennis Potter
Cinematographer: Gordon Willis
Choreographer: Danny Daniels
Cast: Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Christopher Walken, Jessica Harper

This musical fantasy features gorgeous cinematography and popular songs from the 1920s-30s. Steve Martin, in his first dramatic role, stars as Arthur, a Depression-era sheet-music salesman with a failing business but big dreams. When Arthur faces problems with his wife, Joan, he begins an affair with a shy and beautiful teacher, Eileen (Bernadette Peters). Though Arthur and Eileen prove to be kindred spirits, fate may not have their happiness in store. Including a tour-de-force dance performance by Christopher Walken, critic Pauline Kael wrote that the dance numbers are “funny, amazing, and beautiful all at once.”

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