Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The Movie Cabaret Coming to The Edge in Bigfork

You’d think the movie Cabaret with roots from the Broadway show of the same name, The Berlin Stories of Christopher Isherwoood and the play I Am a Camera might have an identity crisis. But it really is a show of its own, and is its own identify with lots of entertainment. Set in the 1931 Berlin, with all the dark background of an upcoming world war, this movie has an amazing ability to provide great music, comedy and Bob Fosse dancing that changed the movie industry’s approach to dance. It will be shown along with an informative discussion about the movie at The Edge Center Theater in Bigfork Thursday, September 13.

The movie is presented by the CLASSIC MOVIE SERIES with a cartoon from the same year and a background presentation by Jack Nachbar. Here are his thoughts about the film.

“No sense sittin’ alone in your room,” because the Classic Movie Series at the Edge Center for the Arts begins it’s 1912-1913 season with the best musical of the 1970s, CABARET (1972), winner of 8 Academy Awards. CABARET stars Oscar winners Liza Minnelli as the loveably irresponsible Sally Bowles and Joel Grey as the diabolical Master of Ceremonies. The picture, directed by master choreographer Bob Fosse, set new standards for modern dance in a movie musical and influenced most filmed dance that came after it, including the famous moves of Michael Jackson.

CABARET will be shown Thursday, September 13 at 6:30 at the Edge Center Theater in Bigfork. “Come to the Cabaret, Old Chum. Come to the Cabaret” IT’S FREE.

There are all kinds of top movies of all time “lists” around. Here is one list that had CABARET as a top ten selection. Here is what they said and here is the link to see the whole list of their top 25:

“This film will remain in most Top Ten lists if only for the fact that it was the moment we all sat back and watched Liza Minnelli become a legend before our eyes. It really barely resembles the Broadway show, as much for jettisoning some of the best songs (“So What?” “Meeskite,” “Why Should I Wake Up?” “Perfectly Marvelous” and “Don’t Tell Mama” among others) as for introducing the homosexual undertone and all but omitting the role of Fraulein Kost, but to call it anything less than delectable would be a disgrace”

This is the first in the CLASSIC MOVIE SERIES for this season. Here are a some of the upcoming classic movie gems.

Thursday, October 11. DR. STRANGELOVE, OR, HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB (1964), with Peter Sellers

Thursday, November 8. ELECTION SPECIAL! MEET JOHN DOE (1941), with Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyk.

Thursday, December 13. Holiday Special. THE SHOP AROUND THE CORNER (1940), with Jimmy Stewart and Margaret Sullavan.

This is a great start to the season of classics at The Edge. Come to the Cabaret and enjoy yourself and learn some of the hidden background to this great movie that most of us have heard before from Mr. Nackbar.

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