Little orphan Annie has all the luck in the world. Yeah, so, her parents were killed in a fire, leaving her alone during the worst economy in history, while having to spend her days in a decrepit orphanage run by a drunken, bitter old hag . . . big deal. On the bright side, heres a talented girl who can sing for miles, beat up the toughest boys on the block, rock a red fro like no one else, independently stroll the streets of New York City, have an awesome dog, and land the deal of a lifetime with Daddy Warbucks. The balding billionaire buys her a killer wardrobe, takes her on trips to D.C. to meet the president, rents out Radio City Music Hall to screen a movie, and throws her a lavish party with an elephant and everything. Really, who doesnt want to be Annie? Tonight, join the scrappy orphan on Pier 46 when the 1982 musical, starring Albert Finney and Carol Burnett, screens at dusk.
Fri., Aug. 20, 8:30 p.m., 2010