San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
"Celebrating the beauty of the written word and the magic of the silver screen"
the flicker club bring cinema to the art deco Council Chamber within StokeNewington Town Hall
At each screening you can expect a warm welcome from your hosts, a bespoke bar, the occasional story read to you and a few other surprises along the way…
We hereby invite you to the flicker club presents
Thursday Night Cinema at Stoke NewingtonTown Hall
Directed by Bob Fosse
Starring Liza Minnelli, Michael York and Joel Grey.
Based the 1945 book The Berlin Stories by Christopher Isherwood and the 1951 play I Am a Camera which was derived from the same book.
The film currently holds a 97% "Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes; with the consensus "Great performances and evocative musical numbers help Cabaret secure its status as a stylish, socially conscious classic".
In 1995, Cabaret was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the United States National Film Registry as being deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". In 2006, Cabaret ranked No. 5 on the American Film Institute's list of best musicals; the song "Cabaret" was ranked No. 18 on their 100 Years...100 Songs list in 2004. In 2007, this film ranked No. 63 on AFI's 10th anniversary list of the 100 Greatest American Movies.
The film was nominated for ten Academy Awards in 1973, winning a total of eight:
• Best Director (Bob Fosse)
• Best Actress in a Leading Role (Liza Minnelli)
• Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Joel Grey)
• Best Cinematography (Geoffrey Unsworth)
• Best Film Editing (David Bretherton)
• Best Original Song Score or Adaptation Score (Ralph Burns)
• Best Art Direction (Rolf Zehetbauer, Hans Jürgen Kiebach, Herbert Strabel)
• Best Sound (Robert Knudson, David Hildyard)
It was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture and the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, losing both to The Godfather. Cabaret holds the record for most Academy Awards won by a film which did not win the Best Picture award.
The film also won seven BAFTA Awards including Best Film, Best Direction and Best Actress as well as the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture (Musical/Comedy). It won the Grand Prix of the Belgian Film Critics Association
Originally a 1966 Broadway musical, this groundbreaking Bob Fosse musical was in turn based on Christopher Isherwood’s Goodbye to Berlin, previously dramatized for stage and screen as I Am a Camera with Julie Harris as Sally Bowles. 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 British writer who comes to Berlin in the early 1930’s in hopes of becoming a teacher. He makes the acquaintance of flamboyant American entertainer Sally Bowles (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 ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Doors & bar open at 7pm film at 8pm
When & Where
Stoke Newington Town Hall
Stoke Newington Town Hall is a beautifully restored Art Deco building in the heart of one of London's most fashionable and exciting areas. The venue provides two special spaces - the Council Chamber and Assembly Hall - which can be used for a wide range of occasions, including wedding ceremonies, civil partnerships, wedding receptions, parties and community events.