Life is a cabaret ol’ chum, but there’s something’s a bit sad to see Liza Minnelli in her prime in Cabaret . . . and realize just how life has taken its toll on Judy’s babe.
Turner Classic Movies continues its latest Road to Hollywood tour around the country with a stop in New York City, where they will present a free public screening of the 1972 Bob Fosse musical. An added treat: Four of the film's stars–Minnelli, Joel Grey, Michael York and Marisa Berenson–will join TCM host Robert Osborne on stage to introduce the 40th anniversary restoration of the film. The event takes place Thursday, January 31, 2013, at Manhattan's Ziegfeld Theatre, where Cabaret first premiered.
One of the most acclaimed films of its era, Cabaret features Minnelli in her Oscar-winning performance as an American singer looking for love and success in pre-World War II Berlin. Grey earned an Oscar as the ubiquitous Master of Ceremonies. York plays a young English teacher whose eyes are opened by what he experiences. And Berenson is a Jewish department store heiress whose love life is affected by the rise of anti-Semitism in the country.
Cabaret provides a perfect showcase for the unique choreography and imaginative visual style of Bob Fosse, who won the Oscar for Best Director.
The original Cabaret film print hasn’t been shown in a decade because one of the film’s original reels suffered damage in the form of a vertical scratch that ran throughout the entire reel. After computer technology to repair the damage failed Warner Bros. corrected more than one million frames by hand. The negative was then scanned to significantly improve resolution, and the sound was upgraded, all with dazzling results.
Although the screening is free, tickets are required for entry. Free tickets may be obtained online at www.tcm.com/roadtohollywood, beginning Monday, January 17, 2013.
Read our chat with Minnelli here: http://www.examiner.com/article/liza-minnelli-turns-64-on-march-12-life-may-be-a-cabaret-old-chum-but-it-s-not-pretty
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