If all you know about Breakfast at Tiffany's is that cheesy song by Deep Blue Something, then it's time to acquaint yourself with this Manhattan cinematic classic. Nothing says New York like Breakfast at Tiffany's, it's a more disquieting and complex movie than you'd imagine from all of the cutesy Audrey Hepburn postcards.
Based on Truman Capote's short story, the film tells the story of a young man in Manhattan who meets girl-about-town Holly Golightly, whose city hard living necessitates early morning window shopping on Madison Avenue to soothe her harried soul. Like many of us, Holly's image and material goods obsessed, but will she give it all up for the love of struggling writer (and also a rich lady's man himself) "Fred"?
Listen to some of the soundtrack, with Harry Mancini's classic "Moon River" track featured prominently.
Breakfast at Tiffany's screens this weekend on Friday and Saturday at midnight at the Landmark Sunshine Theater on Houston Street at First Avenue.