Bob Fosse’s Sweet Charity to air in New Yorks Film Forum

Posted on: 10/10/2019 5:00AM

Bob Fosse’s SWEET CHARITY (1969), based on the smash Broadway hit written by Neil Simon, starring Shirley MacLaine, will run in a new 4K restoration at Film Forum New York on Sunday, October 13 at 4:30PM and Monday, October 14 at 2:30PM. 

 

Both screenings will be introduced by Kevin Winkler, author of Big Deal: Bob Fosse and Dance in the American Musical (available both days at our concession), with book signings in the lobby following both events.

 

Adapted from the successful Simon-penned Broadway musical version (based on Federico Fellini’s Nights of Cabiria), Fosse transitions from stage to screen in his movie-directing debut, with lyrics by Great American Songbook writer Cy Coleman. MacLaine stars as Charity Hope Valentine, the dancehall hostess with a heart of gold, despite her losing streak in love. Includes show-stopping Fosse numbers performed by MacLaine, Chita Rivera, and Paula Kelly plus Stubby Kaye and Sammy Davis Jr and screenplay by Peter Stone (Charade, The Taking of Pelham One Two Three).

 

 “For more information, links and showtimes, visit www.filmforum.org



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