16 to stream: What to watch as we wait out the coronavirus

16 to stream: What to watch as we wait out the coronavirus

1. ‘An American in Paris’Director Vincente Minnelli’s 1951 film musical has been famously refigured for the theatrical stage, but its unique cinematic qualities cannot be matched. For starters, there’s Gene Kelly’s singular star turn as Jerry Mulligan, his charismatic performance as an aspiring painter in the City of Light personifying all-American optimism after the ravages of World War II. Kelly’s choreography — by turns elegant, playful and exuberant — surges with the energy of jazz. Leslie Caron’s palpable innocence as his love interest, Georges Guetary’s quintessentially French charm as h...

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