A Jewish woman and a Palestinian woman protesting together in 1973, 1992, and 2001.
"Singing in the Rain" — the greatest musical ever—on the big screen! (We couldn’t stay for the second feature—The Wizard of Oz). What was really wonderful was how the fairly large audience (including lots of families) applauded every number, actually broke into a cheer as Gene started to walk in the rain, became very quiet to take in every moment of the title number, and then another huge reaction as he strode away in the rain. Here in the heart of Silicon Valley, no one was texting or had to be reminded to turn off their iPhones.
Some little fun facts: During “Good Morning,” as they clown with the rain coats, the music turns into “An American in Paris” for a very brief moment, a shout-out to Gene’s best picture from the previous year. And during “Gotta Dance/Broadway Melody,” Gene is smiling at a girl who ignores him and jumps into the arms of a sailor in a white uniform—another shout-out to “On the Town” (1949).