Next to 1942's Yankee Doodle Dandy, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is probably up there as one of the most all-American films of all time. With its bright, Technicolor gloss, pastel-colored costumes and barn raising dances, there's a lot to like about this deliriously-cheerful, MGM musical set in the mountains of Oregon in 1850. The aforementioned barn dance sequence is one of the most iconic scenes in musical motion picture history, with the seven brothers in question going in a high-jumping, back-flipping, balletic tête-a-tête with rival suitors for the affection of seven beautiful brides. And of course, Howard Keel and Jane Powell's singing “Bless Your Beautiful Hide” and “When You're In Love,” respectively. Grab a partner and head out to this Stanley Donen- directed classic for a little film history tonight.
Wed., June 3, 7:30 p.m., 2015
Aimee Murillo is calendar editor and frequently covers film and previously contributed to the OCW’s long-running fashion column, Trendzilla. Don’t ask her what her favorite movie is unless you want to hear her lengthy defense of Showgirls.