Celebrating Pride Month

The second feature from director-choreographer Bob Fosse is one of his greatest works in any medium, a dazzling adaptation of the John Kander–Fred Ebb Broadway show, inspired by Christopher Isherwood’s Berlin Stories, that demonstrated how a “realistic” movie musical can be as satisfying as the more traditional Hollywood variety. When naïve young Brian Roberts (Michael York as the Isherwood figure) moves into a Berlin boardinghouse in 1931, he is unprepared for his new neighbor—the brash, would-be star Sally Bowles, played by Liza Minnelli in her Oscar-winning, career-defining performance. The film received ten nominations (including Best Picture) and won eight Oscars including Minnelli’s—for the art direction, cinematography, film editing, adapted score, sound, Fosse’s direction, and Joel Grey’s unforgettable performance as the Master of Ceremonies.

DIRECTED BY: Bob Fosse. WRITTEN BY: Jay Allen. WITH: Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Helmut Griem, Joel Grey. 1972. 124 min. USA. Color. English. Rated PG. DCP.

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