Sweet Charity

Thursday, September 5
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2hr 34mins // directed by:Bob Fosse // featuring:Shirley MacLaine, Chita Rivera, Paula Kelly, Sammy Davis Jr., Ricardo Montalban // 35mm

The debut film from Bob Fosse, the legendary director of Cabaret and All That Jazz.

Hollywood royalty Shirley MacLaine gives one of her greatest performances in this spectacular musical based on Neil Simon’s Broadway hit inspired by Federico Fellini’s Nights of Cabiria. Fosse broke new cinematic ground with this freewheeling, visually stunning story of a lovelorn New York dance hall hostess, Charity Hope Valentine (MacLaine), who dreams of old-fashioned romance but gives her heart to one undeserving guy after another. MacLaine joins all-star cast members Chita Rivera, Sammy Davis Jr., Ricardo Montalban, Ben Vereen, and Stubby Kaye in belting out thirteen vibrant Cy Coleman-Dorothy Fields numbers including "Big Spender", "The Rhythm of Life", "There's Gotta Be Something Better Than This", and the show-stopping "If My Friends Could See Me Now". It’s an unforgettable production of an all-time classic.