In July, Park Your Cinema presents legendary names of American comedy, in films that continue to inspire to this day: Frank Capra's humanism meets dark comedy in the film adaptation of an acclaimed play; Mel Brooks unleashes his satirical vein in his debut as a director (and receives an Academy Award while he's at it); Blake Edwards takes fun to the next level, with a pure pop deconstruction of Hollywood. Three unforgettable film screenings at the Great Lawn of the Stavros Niarchos Park.
Program curated by Elias Frangoulis
The Producers: Plot
A down-on-his-luck Broadway producer and a timid accountant attempt the theatrical swindle of the century – a get-rich-quick scheme to put on the world's worst show, hoping for it to flop so triumphantly that it will come down right after its premiere! They produce Springtime for Hitler! Mel Brooks' directorial debut, the film won an Academy Award for Best Writing, Story and Screenplay. A comedy that has taken on legendary proportions over the years, it was inducted into the American Film Institute's 100 Funniest American Movies of All Time. Notably, the acclaimed late Greek stage director Andreas Voutsinas features in the cast. Ironically, the film was adapted into an incredibly successful Broadway musical in 2001, which was adapted for cinema four years later.
Directed by Mel Brooks
Thursday 18/07 | 21.00
*Visitors are advised to bring insect repellent and a mat, or a blanket for sitting on the ground.