Stanley Donen to be honored at New York Israel Film Fest

Stanley Donen is to be honored at the New York Israel Film Fest on May 5th.

From the article:

Director Stanley Donen, whose classic films include “On the Town” (1949), “Singin’ in the Rain” (1952, codirected by Gene Kelly),  “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” (1954), “Funny Face” (1957) and “Damn Yankees” (1958), will get a Life Achievement Award at New York’s Israel Film Festival on May 5.

Donen’s musicals clearly influenced contemporary directors like Rob Marshall (“Chicago”) and Bill Condon (“Dreamgirls”), in their deference to the performer instead of to a style. In Donen’s work, the camera never takes away from the story, or from the joy of dance.

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