Capital Celluloid 2019 - Day 323: Tue Nov 19

Cabaret (Fosse, 1972): BFI Southbank, NFT3, 8.40pm

This 35mm presentation of Bob Fosse’s film is part of the BFI musicals season (details here). The movie will also be shown on November 16th, 22nd and 24th. The 19th and 24th screenings are sold out at present — you could either queue up on the day for returns or catch this movie on the other days. You can find the details here.

Chicago Reader review:
Bob Fosse pretends to be doing a Brecht-Weill while actually further sentimentalizing and glamorizing Christopher Isherwood's Goodbye to Berlin—adapted by Jay Presson Allen, and apparently closer to the play I Am a Camera than to the Broadway show. Whatever this 1972 feature is, it's entertaining and stylish, though maybe not quite as serious as it wants to be. Liza Minnelli stars at her near best, and Joel Grey is the caustic nightclub emcee; both won Oscars along with Fosse, cinematographer Geoffrey Unsworth, and music director Ralph Burns. With Michael York, Marisa Berenson, Helmut Griem, and Fritz Wepper; John Kander and Fred Ebb wrote the salty songs.
Jonathan Rosenbaum

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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