Location: Redstone Theater
Dir. Bob Fosse. 1969, 149 mins. 35mm.With Shirley MacLaine, Ricardo Montalban, Chita Rivera, Sammy Davis Jr. The first film directed by the great Bob Fosse, Sweet Charity is based on his hit American stage musical inspired by Fellini’s Night of Cabiria. Shirley MacLaine is heart-rending as a down-and-out dance girl for hire dreaming of a better life. Highlights include Edith Head’s tassels and glitter; Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields’ top-tapping songs, including “If They Could See Me Now”; and the absolutely perfect choreography, including one of the greatest of all Fosse numbers, “Hey, Big Spender.”
Tickets: $15 ($11 seniors and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / free for children under 3 and Museum members at the Film Lover and Kids Premium levels and above). Order tickets online.(Members may contact [email protected] with questions regarding online reservations.)
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