All That Sass: Ginger Rogers Season
For April's themed season of films, the BFI Southbank pays tribute to Ginger Rogers, the sassiest gal in 1930s Hollywood.
Ginger Rogers learned her craft in a string of early shorts and B-movies, and wasn’t afraid of hard work or appearing unglamorous. Although she became a star through her celebrated dance partnership with Fred Astaire, no other woman in Hollywood moved between musical comedy, straight comedy and dramatic roles portraying strong women with such convincing ease.
The Ginger Rogers Season at BFI features a host of the star’s most celebrated films including the hit 1930s comedies Stage Door, in which she starred alongside Lucille Ball and Katharine Hepburn, Vivacious Lady and Bachelor Mother.
Her iconic work with co-star Fred Astaire also features prominently – look out for Shall We Dance, The Barkley’s of Broadway and of course Top Hat, while her flawless Best Actress performance in the 1940 drama Kitty Foyle: The Natural History of a Woman is a must-see.
The season is accompanied by a series of talks and discussions at the BFI. See the full Ginger Rogers Season programme and book your tickets here.
When & where
WHEN: 30 March – 29 April
WHERE: BFI Southbank, Belvedere Rd (beneath Waterloo Bridge), SE1 8XT
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