Film Scene: Audrey Hepburn on the island!
By Jim Reed/SMN
I mentioned May 25’s one-night-only showing of Blake Edwards’ adored 1961 rom-com “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” at the cozy little historic, single-screen venue known as the Tybee Post Theater (on Tybee Island, natch) last week because it takes place on a Thursday evening. Typically, although printed copies of Do Savannah hit racks around the greater Savannah area late on Wednesdays, most readers don’t wind up seeing said copies until Thursday morning (or, more likely, afternoon). That’s also when subscribers to the Savannah Morning News receive their complimentary issue of Do bundled in with their daily paper.
This means that to make sure as many people hear about Thursday night events as possible, we include them in both the week before and the week of the screening. It may seem a bit redundant to those who make it a point to keep up with this column, but hey, we try to err on the side of caution.
Anyhoo, the aforementioned Hollywood classic based on a Truman Capote novella and starring Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard as an oddball pair of amorous neighbors in bustling Manhattan is a perennial favorite which — save for a disturbingly offensive “yellowface” cameo by the shockingly non-Asian Tinseltown legend Mickey Rooney — remains a charming piece of trifle. A wonderful batch of supporting players (including Buddy Ebsen and Patricia Neal) round out the cast, and help to elevate the totality of the film beyond its somewhat hacky premise.
If you’ve never seen “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” my suggestion is that you make a point to catch it on the big screen in a restored theater such as the Post. $10 admission includes a glass of wine (for those of legal drinking age) and a package of Kleenex, in case all the heartbreak on display gets to ya. Showtime is 7 p.m.