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Director: Bob Fosse Run Time: 124 min. Format: DCP Rating: PG Release Year: 1972

Starring: Liza Minnelli, Joel Grey, Michael York, Helmut Griem, Fritz Wepper, Marisa Berenson

Tomorrow Belongs to Me: Cabaret—a Screening and Discussion
30 minute panel discussion to precede the screening

Sex, high society, creeping fascism: these are a few of the themes explored in the 1972 Oscar-winning musical Cabaret. Set in Weimar-era Berlin, Cabaret depicts the adventures of nightclub singer Sally Bowles (played by Liza Minelli) and her two paramours, the English college student Brian and the German aristocrat Max. As their love triangle blossoms—and then crumbles—the Nazi Party strengthens its grip on power.

Join us for a special screening of Cabaret, co-presented by Nitehawk Cinema, Carnegie Hall, and Brooklyn Institute for Social Research. Before the film, a panel of Brooklyn Institute faculty and guests will explore the film’s themes, form, and contexts (both Weimar and post-’60’s Hollywood). How does Cabaret understand Weimar Germany’s split personality—its heady mix of queerness and conformity, joy and nihilism, freedom and incipient fascism?