In Motion Film Series

Feb 10, 2013
Moulin Rouge (1952)

Join us on Sunday, February 10 at 2 pm for a screening of the 1952 film Moulin Rouge starring Jose Ferrer, Zsa Zsa Gabor, and Colette Marchand. French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec frequently visits the cafe Moulin Rouge, where he drinks and draws sketches of the dancers and singers. One night he falls in love with a spirited young woman of the streets, throwing his life into tumult. This film was one of the sources used by choreographer Jorden Morris in creating Moulin Rouge—The Ballet.

All screenings begin at 2 pm and are held at the George R. White Theatre located in the Point Park University Center (414 Wood St.). Parking is available on-street and in local parking ramps (see map below). Each screening will begin with a short lecture by a local scholar or artist about significant aspects of the film and its connection to the upcoming ballet. Immediately following each screening, PBT cordially invites you to a short reception in the lobby.

RSVPs are kindly requested by the Tuesday prior to the film screening. To RSVP, please contact Lisa Auel at education@pittsburghballet.org or 412-454-9109.

The second annual “In Motion” Film Series for the 2012-2013 season is presented in partnership with Point Park University and the John P. Harris Film Society. The In Motion Film Series showcases films that thematically connect to an upcoming production giving patrons an opportunity to experience the far-reaching effects of timeless stories and characters across many art forms.