Posted: 30 Oct 2019

Part of the BFI’s nationwide season celebrating the spectacle and craft of Musicals on film, our programme includes special re-releases of Ken Russell’s 1975 rock opera Tommy (Sat 30th) starring Roger Daltrey, Elton John, Oliver Reed and Tina Turner, and, the ultimate movie musical and homage to Hollywood, Singin’ in the Rain (Sat 30th) starring Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds.

More iconic musicals from the Golden Age of Hollywood will screen, including: Marlon Brando’s musical debut, Guys and Dolls (Sun 3rd) co-staring Frank Sinatra and Jean Simmons; the 1954 version of A Star is Born (Sun 3rd) starring Judy Garland and James Mason as the doomed lovers most recently portrayed by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper; and, Sweet Charity, (Sun 3rd) the directorial debut of virtuoso choreographer and director Bob Fosse (Cabaret) starring Shirley MacLaine and Sammy Davis Jr. and featuring the iconic “Big Spender”.

And you can catch some rarely screened musicals on the big screen – 1935 cross-dressing caper First a Girl (Sat 2nd) from British director Victor Saville, and 1939 Japanese musical comedy Singing Lovebirds (Sat 2nd) featuring singing samurai and umbrella-yielding dance routines.

Join us to get your musicals fix in before Tom Harper’s creepy-looking Cats arrives to haunt your dreams this Christmas!

Head to What’s On for more information.

Screening as part of BFI Musicals! The Greatest Show on Screen, a UK-wide film season supported by National Lottery, BFI Film Audience Network and ICO.


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