Thursday, March 31 at 7 PM
In respect to LGBT History Month Blackburn Film Club and Admit All Cinema in conjuction with Cinema For All presents a SCREENING of CABARET.
Cabaret is a 1972 musical film directed by Bob Fosse and starring Liza Minnelli, Michael York and Joel Grey. The film is set in Berlin during the Weimar Republic in 1931, under the ominous presence of the growing Nazi Party.
The film is loosely based on the 1966 Broadway musical Cabaret by Kander and Ebbs adapted from the novel The Berlin Stories (1939) by Christopher Isherwood and the 1951 play I Am a Camera adapted from the same book. Only a few numbers from the stage score were used for the film; Kander and Ebb wrote new ones to replace those that were discarded. In the traditional manner of musical theater, every significant character in the stage version sings to express his/her own emotion and to advance the plot. In the film version, the musical numbers are entirely diegetic, taking place inside the club, with one exception (“Tomorrow Belongs to Me”), the only song not sung by either the MC/or Sally. In the sexually charged “Two Ladies”, about a ménage à trois, the emcee is joined by two of the Kit Kat girls.
Since its release, Cabaret won acclaim from critics and is considered one of the best movies of 1972 with some citing it as one of the greatest movies of the 70s. The film won the Academy Award for Best Director for Bob Fosse, Best Actress for Liza Minnelli, Best Supporting Actor for Joel Grey, and five more technical awards. Today, Cabaret is considered one of the greatest musical films ever.
There will be a charge of £4 to view the screening with an artist to bring the proceedings to a close. There will be a bar available before the SCREENING.
Doors open for pre dinks at 7pm
Screening starts at 8pm
Artist starts at 10.15pm