- Sat, Dec 2
Director: Robert Greenwald Run Time: 96 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 1980
Starring: Gene Kelly, James Sloyan, Katie Hanley, Michael Beck, Olivia Newton-John
Screenwriters: Richard Christian Danus, Marc Reid Rubel
Producer: Lawrence Gordon
To paraphrase Olivia Newton-John’s #1 hit song, you have to believe Xanadu is magic. What else could explain the dazzling delights — the songs, the costumes, the neon — of this musical fantasia on wheels? Newton-John stars as an otherworldly muse who inspires a struggling artist (Michael Beck, star of The Warriors, also screening this month) and an aging song-and-dance man (Gene Kelly in his final screen performance) to follow their dreams and open up the greatest roller disco Los Angeles has ever seen.