mysistereileenHS.jpgWhen you're a festival that's very proudly screening 250 films in ten days, it seems like an exceedingly good idea to set eight of those slots aside for confirmed classics. My spirit slightly broken by several days of uneven festival features, it was a true joy to sink into a puffy chair in front of Pace University's ultrawide screen to watch a restored print of the 1955 Technicolor truffle My Sister Eileen. I couldn't have been the only one in need of some cinematic comfort food - after the first musical number, the film's title song sung by Betty Garrett, the audience exploded into applause.

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