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ALL THAT JAZZ

Synopsis:

Wednesday, February 27 - 8:00 PM


ALL THAT JAZZ (AFI's 100 years...100 movies)

ALL THAT JAZZ is showbiz stripped of glitz and illusion. The film's tagline for its original release lays it out succinctly: "All that work. All that glitter. All that pain. All that love. All that crazy rhythm. All that jazz." Bob Fosse's semi-autobiographical film details the life of dancer Joe Gideon (Roy Scheider) who is exhausted from womanizing, drug use, rehearsals and the editing of a film that's months behind schedule. Gideon is becoming increasingly aware of his mortality and so Fosse invites us into his own flamboyant dream of a funeral replete with confessions, nightmares, grand illusions and chorus girls. It is a remarkable and visionary musical from an extraordinary director and choreographer.

Rating R
Running Time 123 mins
Director: Bob Fosse
Cast: Roy Scheider, Jessica Lange, Leland Palmer, Ann Reinking, Cliff Gorman, Ben Vereen

 

Genre:

Musical