CABARET

Showings

THEATER 1 Sat, Jul 6 8:00 PM
Presented on 35mm
THEATER 1 Thu, Jul 18 8:15 PM
Film Info
Runtime:124
Release Year:1972
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
French
German
Hebrew
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Bob Fosse
Cast:Liza Minnelli
Michael York
Helmut Griem
Joel Grey
Fritz Wepper
Screenwriter:Fred Ebb

Description

Of all the final frames in this series, the concluding seconds of CABARET might not instantly come to mind. The last image, a distorted reflection of the audience at the Kit Kat Klub—is a grim coda to what has been two dazzling hours of song and dance directed by Bob Fosse (Academy Award winner for Best Director); one can’t be blamed for forgetting. Set in Berlin in the early 1930s, against the encroaching darkness of fascism and the rise of the Nazi party, CABARET revolves around the naive British writer Brian Roberts (Michael York) and his relationship with the fragile American cabaret performer Sally Bowles (Liza Minelli, in an Academy Award–winning performance). As tensions rise in Germany, their messy relationship deteriorates, all set to the music of the vibrant and hectic Kit Kat Club. As our enigmatic Master of Ceremonies (Joel Grey, also in an Academy Award–winning turn) wishes us his final farewell, CABARET offers a warning glimpse of the horrors to come.