+ intro by actor, writer and director Clarke Peters
Hey, big spender! Spend a little time with Bob Fosse and Shirley MacLaine.
Dir Bob Fosse
With Shirley MacLaine, John McMartin, Chita Rivera, Sammy Davis Jr.
149min + 7min
Bob Fosse adapted his Broadway hit with such verve that it kicked new energy into the Hollywood musical. MacLaine is a delight as unlucky-in-love taxi dancer Charity and Davis Jr revels in his scene as new-age guru Daddy. Key highlights include the iconic ‘Big Spender’ and ‘Rich Man’s Frug’ – inspiration for Beyoncé’s ‘Get Me Bodied’ and Austin Powers.
We will also be screening a rarely-seen alternative ending after the film.
Joint ticket available for all three Bob Fosse films £24, concs £18 (Members pay £3 less).
Also available on BFI Player.
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