Acad sets Gene Kelly tributes

KellyThe 100th anniversary of Gene Kelly’s birth will be celebrated by the motion picture academy with events later this month, each hosted by Kelly’s widow, film historian Patricia Ward Kelly.

“A Centennial Tribute to Gene Kelly,” set for 7:30 p.m. May 17 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, will showcase Kelly’s onscreen and later directorial efforts. “Gene Kelly: Choreography and the Camera,” scheduled for 7:30 p.m. May 18 at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood and presented by the Acad’s Science and Technology Council, will take a more in-depth look at how Kelly’s contributions helped change the look of dance on film.

Tickets are $5 for each event for the general public, $3 for academy members and students.

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