Star face


After fashion photographer Dick Avery spots her unconventional beauty, uptight bookstore clerk Jo Stockton swaps her musty Greenwich Village digs for Paris' colorful world of haute couture. Shot partly on location, Funny Face sends stars Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire (in a role based on photographer Richard Avedon) singing and dancing through the streets of the City of Lights in their first and only on-screen collaboration. The dramatic metamorphosis — after much resistance — of Hepburn's spunky, intellectual gamine into an elegant model and object of Avery's debonair affection illustrates a timeless principle: Givenchy gowns are magic. The 1957 film, based on George and Ira Gershwin's 1927 Broadway musical, once again brings multigenerational appeal to the Tampa Theatre's Winter Classic Movie Series. Look for the original, extended version of Hepburn's lively jazz boogie, remixed last fall by the Gap into a commercial for skinny black pants. Sun., Jan. 14, 3 p.m., 711 Franklin St., downtown Tampa, $7.50, 813-274-8982,

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