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 the Orange County DIY music scene, film, arts, Latino culture and currently pens the long-running column Trendzilla. Born, raised, and based in Santa Ana, she loves bad movies, punk shows, raising her plants, eating tacos, Selena, and puns.