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Father of Musicals

Our movie “Father of the Bride” is a good occasion to talk about wunderkind director Vincente Minnelli, who crafted some of Hollywood's best features from the early 40s to 1970.

Lester Anthony Minnelli, who passed in 1986, moved easily from stage to movie musicals and comedies.  His most lauded works include Best Pictures “An American in Paris” and “Gigi”, but he also helmed classics like “Brigadoon”, “On a Clear Day You Can See Forever”, and SNC favorite “Meet Me in St. Louis”.  His directorial debut, 1943’s “Cabin in the Sky”, was one of the first major productions to feature an all-black cast.

Minelli directed seven different actors to Oscar nominations, and has the unique position of having won an Oscar alongside his daughter Liza and his first wife Judy Garland.

Featuring little-known films and blockbusters alike, Saturday Night Cinema has been entertaining KSPS audiences since 1985. Enjoy dramas, comedies, mysteries, musicals and more; with film introduction and commentary by KSPS hosts: Shaun O’L. Higgins, Ryan Tucker, Mikayla Daniels, and our movie maverick, Mike Hoff.

Upcoming Movies

Air DateMovie TitleHost
05/21/22Father of the BrideRyan
05/28/22Thomas Crown AffairShaun
06/18/22The LadykillersShaun
06/25/22North by NorthwestMikayla
07/02/22Christmas in ConnecticutRyan
07/09/22Akeelah & The BeeMikayla
07/16/22Ocean's ElevenMikayla
07/23/22A Star Is BornShaun
07/30/22Funny Thing 
08/06/22All The President's MenShaun
08/27/22The Third ManShaun
09/03/22After The Thin ManRyan
09/17/22A Mighty WindRyan
09/24/22Rebel Without A CauseShaun