Film Club - 15th October 2013 - “Cabaret”




The Oxbridge Film Circle is delighted to invite you to join us for the screening of the classic film “Cabaret”. 


“In decadent 1930's Berlin, impulsive and morally liberal agent provocateur Sally Bowles (Liza Minnelli) meets the handsome Cambridge scholar Bryan (Michael York) and the two develop an intimate relationship while unknowingly sharing a bisexual lover….”


"Originally a 1966 Broadway musical, this groundbreaking Bob Fosse musical was in turn based on Christopher Isherwood's Goodbye to Berlin. Fosse uses the decadent and vulgar cabaret as a mirror image of German society sliding toward the Nazis, and this intertwining of entertainment with social history marked a new step forward for the movie musical. Michael York plays a Cambridge scholar who comes to Berlin in the early 1930s in hopes of becoming a teacher. He makes the acquaintance of flamboyant American entertainer Sally Bowles, played by Liza Minnelli. Sally works at the Kit Kat Klub, a George Grosz-like Berlin cabaret where each night the smirking, androgynous Master of Ceremonies (Joel Grey) introduces a jazz-driven "girlie show" to his debauched audience. Virtually all the film's musical numbers are staged within the confines of the Kit Kat Klub, and each song comments on the plot and on Germany's "progression" from hedonism to Hitlerism. Most of the Broadway score by John Kander and Fred Ebb was retained, with the welcome addition of "The Money Song." Although it lost Best Picture to The Godfather, Cabaret won eight Oscars, including awards to Minnelli, Grey, and Fosse."


When:  7pm on Tuesday 15th October.  We recommend meeting us at 6:45pm in the cinema foyer as latecomers are unlikely to be admitted to the film. 


Where:  Cinematek Bozar (Rue Baron Horta 9, 1000 Bruxelles, tel: 02 507 82 00, www.cinematek.be)


How:  Each person joining should buy their own tickets online or in the cinema reception (advance reservation is advised).  Please email Emma (e_e_pearson@yahoo.co.uk) to let her know if you intend to join the group and she will look out for you outside the allocated cinema screen.  On arrival Emma will guide you to where the Oxbridge group will be sitting inside the cinema.


We look forward to seeing you there!