April At The Movies – Florence Foster Jenkins

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The choice for our upcoming movie night on April 10th  is based on Darryl W. Bullock’s biography, Florence Foster Jenkins: The Life of the World's Worst Opera Singer.

110 minutes - Rated PG-13

Description: Florence Foster Jenkins was the most famous, though untalented, soprano in twentieth century America. Her extraordinary story is now a film directed by Stephen Frears starring Meryl Streep as the indomitable Florence Foster Jenkins and Hugh Grant as her husband/manager, St. Clair Bayfield. At seventy six, after a lifetime supporting classical music societies and giving self-financed recitals, she gave a solo concert at Carnegie Hall that drew Cole Porter, Gypsy Rose Lee and other luminaries to the sold-out hall. It was a night to remember. Florence felt she had triumphed, but the crowd roared with laughter. After a lifetime of singing to entertain others, she didn’t know the one thing that everyone else did and that St. Clair Bayfield kept from her: she had a terrible voice and couldn’t sing a note.

All movies start at 6:00 PM in the Otto Fehlow Meeting Room. Free popcorn!

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