Bob Fosse's 1972 film adaptation of Cabaret - a film set in 1931 Berlin during the time of Nazi uprising - couldn't be timelier. A film that has aged all too well, Cabaret takes us in and around the Kit Kat Club, where singer Sally Bowles (Liza Minnelli) performs with the devilish emcee (Joel Grey) on stage while dating men like the seemingly innocent Brian Roberts (Michael York) and more in her spare time.
The film is loosely based on the 1966 musical by writer Joe Masteroff and songwriters Kander and Ebb (who brought the word Chicago), which in turn was adapted from the 1951 play I Am A Camera and Christopher Isherwood's novel The Berlin Stories / Goodbye to Berlin. It's a film that indulges in its queerness from start to finish, contrasting the world of bisexuality, polyamory, and queer performance, with the terrifying politics of the outside world until they're brought together.
A box office hit of its time, it won eight Oscars including Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Cinematography, Best Director, Best Art Direction, Best Sound, Best Film Editing, and Best Music (with additional nominations for Picture and Writing).
The film will be presented on 35mm with a performance by Andro Gin BEFORE the film as our own fabulous emcee. So arrive early!
Directed by Bob Fosse.
USA. 124minutes. 35mm Film.