Latest depot film series features Bing Crosby
May 31, 2011
Washingtonian Bing Crosby is the focus as the popular Films @ the Train Depot! series returns.
“High Society” plays at the depot June 11. “The Country Girl” completes the Crosby series July 9.
The films start at 7 p.m. at the historic depot, 50 Rainier Blvd. N. The program is free, due to support from the city Arts Commission and the King County cultural agency, 4Culture.
“High Society” is a musical reworking of “The Philadelphia Story” and features a blue-blooded Crosby attempting to win back ice goddess ex-wife Grace Kelly. Meanwhile, Frank Sinatra and Celeste Holm, as reporters for Snoop Magazine, gum up the works.
“The Country Girl” tells the tale of washed-up thespian Frank Elgin (Crosby) and how red-hot director Bernie Dodd (William Holden) attempts to revive his career. Grace Kelly won an Oscar for her role in the film.
Since the film series launched in October 2009, Films @ the Train Depot! has featured train-themed films, films set in Washington and noir classics.