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"A self-important, egomaniacal, wonderfully choreographed, often compelling film which portrays the energetic life, and preoccupation with death, of a director-choreographer."-Variety
All That Jazz sees famed American writer, director and choreographer Bob Fosse mine his own life for material, resulting in a madly imaginative semi-autobiographical fantasy inspired by Fosse's manic effort to edit his film Lenny while simultaneously staging the 1975 Broadway musical Chicago. With a great leading performance from Jaws’s Roy Scheider, sublime footwork by the likes of Ann Reinking, Leland Palmer, and Ben Veree, and some cracking musical numbers, the film went on to win the Palme d'Or at the 1980 Cannes Film Festival. In 2001 All That Jazz was deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the United States Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry. The 2006 AFI's Greatest Movie Musicals list put it at number 14.Deptford Cinema’s season celebrating the American movie musical is also a tribute to Fosse; with three films that bear his influence playing in the season.
Starting October 2019, Deptford Cinema joins in the BFI's nationwide three-month celebration of the musical film genre with our own special and spectacular season! From the 'Golden Era' of fabulous foot-tapping ruled by the Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers double act, right through to more provocative takes like Bob Fosse's Cabaret, lesser-seen milestones such as the all-black cast of Cabin in the Sky, and on to the 21st Century smashes like La La Land, we will pick you and sweep you right through nine decades of Hollywood's musical history in eight screenings! Expect short films and programme notes at all screenings, and even some special guest speakers!
dir. Bob Fosse
£6.00 (£4.50 conc.)