7:30 PM, 26th February, 2021
** In accordance with ANU COVID-19 safety protocols, all attendees must pre-register before attending screenings. No walk-ins can be permitted under any circumstances, so please register to avoid disappointment. Registration forms will only open two weeks prior to the film's screening date, and will close at 12 PM on the day of the screening. **
Struggling writer Paul Varjak (George Peppard) moves into a New York apartment building and becomes immediately intrigued by his quirky socialite neighbour Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn). But both Paul and Holly have respective pasts that they struggle to conceal, with secrets that could be powerful enough to get in the way.
Celebrating its milestone 60th anniversary this year, Breakfast at Tiffany’s is one of the most iconic films of all time – largely in part due to Hepburn’s effervescent performance, which is widely regarded as her most famous and recognisable role. The film itself received five Oscar nominations, winning two awards for Best Original Score and Best Original Song.
It is not without controversy, however: Caucasian actor Mickey Rooney plays Holly’s landlord, Mr. Yunioshi, in a caricatured depiction of a Japanese man, complete with prosthetics and 'yellowface' make up . An anachronistic, ugly blip on an otherwise classic of a film.