Chan Centre Connects: Cabaret

USA 1972. Dir: Bob Fosse. 123 min. DCP

Bob Fosse’s “divinely decadent” (and decidedly dark-edged) film is one of the great movie musicals. Liza Minnelli, in her signature role, is starry-eyed, show-stopping Sally Bowles, a Kit Kat Klub cabaret artiste caught up in the sophisticated sleaze of Weimar-era Berlin. Off-stage, the complications of her messy personal life play out against the imminent rise of the Nazis; on-stage, she shares the spotlight with the mysterious Master of Ceremonies (Joel Grey), a wry observer of the perverse drama unfolding all around them. The film's complicated lineage includes Christopher Isherwood’s “Berlin Stories”; I Am a Camera, a 1950s stage (and screen) adaptation of Isherwood; and the 1966 Kander and Ebb Broadway musical Cabaret. Cabaret’s hefty haul of eight Oscars —including Best Director, Actress (Minnelli), Supporting Actor (Grey), and Cinematography (Geoffrey Unsworth) — remains a record for a film that did not win Best Picture!


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This special screening of Cabaret is presented in conjunction with the performance of Max Raabe and Palast Orchester at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts on Sunday, April 9 at 7:00 pm.


The Chan Centre Connects Series presents outreach activities related to visiting artists performing in the annual concert season at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC. For more information on these events, please visit chancentre.com/connects

 

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