1972 ( USA ) ( Drama, Musical )
Starring: Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Helmut Griem
Director: Bob Fosse
When it was released in 1972, Cabaret was a box office hit that went on to win eight Academy Awards, including Best Supporting Actor (for Joel Grey), Best Actress (for Liza Minnelli), and Best Director. This film version of the 1966 Broadway musical is literate, bawdy, sophisticated, sensual, cynical, heart-warming, and disturbingly thought-provoking.
Set in Berlin in 1931, Cabaret casts Minnelli as Sally Bowles, an aspiring movie star who gets her fix of the limelight by starring in a nightly production at the Kit Kat Klub. At this time the world was hurtling along the twin paths of anything-goes decadence and heinous persecution where both knew no bounds or shame. Superbly choreographed by Fosse, the cabaret numbers evoke a city of gaiety and perversion, of champagne and Nazi propaganda.
Great performances and evocative musical numbers help Cabaret secure its status as a stylish, socially conscious classic.
Please note: For this performance, the bar / lounge area at the theatre will not be available during the film so there will be restricted access to the usual facilities.