Film Show: Cabaret

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Date(s) - Tuesday 01/03/2022
7:15 pm - 10:30 pm

Primrose Hill Community Library


What good is sitting alone in your room?


Starring Liza Minelli, Joel Grey, Michael York
Directed by Bob Fosse
USA     1972    123 minutes


Fifty years since its original release, Cabaret has lost none of its sinister glamour and remains a glittering landmark in the history of the musical.   The film centres around the Kit Kat Klub in 1930s Berlin, where starry-eyed American singer Sally Bowles (Liza Minnelli) and an impish Emcee (Joel Grey) sound the call for decadent fun, while in the street outside the Nazi party is beginning to grow into a brutal political force.

Into this heady world arrives English language teacher Brian Roberts (Michael York) who falls for Sally’s charm, and soon the two of them find themselves embroiled in a confused romance, played out against the depraved chorus of the Kit Kat girls.

Based on Christopher Isherwood’s autobiographical stories, Kander and Ebb’s classic stage musical is transfigured into an unforgettable film by director Bob Fosse.   It confirmed his status as one of the boldest choreographers of the 20th century and gave Liza Minnelli an early peak in a film career which would never scale such heights again.  The film won eight Oscars including those for Best Actress (Minelli), (Supporting Actor) Grey and Best Director (Fosse).

Doors open 7.15pm, Introduction 7.45pm, Film 8.00pm       
£8.00, in cash, including a glass of wine.  
Tickets, up to two per person, on sale at the Library, Sharpleshall Street, NW1 8YN (on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays) or on the door.

While we do not wish to insist upon it, given the current levels of Covid, we would request that people attending the film show kindly consider wearing a mask during the screening itself as a courtesy to others, thank you.