Flying Down to Rio
Date: Sunday, March 6, 2022
Location: The Wolfsonian–FIU @ 1001 Washington Avenue + O Cinema South Beach @ 1130 Washington Avenue
In the early years of commercial aviation, airlines needed to convince the public that flying was safe, even glamorous. What better way to promote that idea than a Hollywood musical—produced by one of Pan American Airways' founding board members—featuring Ginger Rogers, an airborne romance, and a spectacular dance sequence on the wings of planes. Get a look at the broader visual culture around aviation with a 4pm tour of the Wolfsonian exhibition Aerial Vision before heading across Washington Avenue to catch a 5pm screening of Flying Down to Rio at O Cinema.
Presented in partnership with O Cinema South Beach.