Monday | 02.11.20

Monthly Screenings
Cabaret – How are Decadence and Social Decay Expressed in Music?
Dir.: Bob Fosse | 124 minutes

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Music in the 1930’s and 40’s in the interwar Weimar Republic. The music of Jewish composers John Kander and Kurt Weill, music which represented the decay of the cabaret period and remains decadent to present day.

Lecture by: Dr. Amit Weiner

Concert performed by: Amit Weiner piano, arrangements and musical director, Avigail Ifergan singer, Anaelle Sirat singer; Dolev Salomon double bass

In the program: Songs from the movie Cabaret and other cabaret songs by Kurt Weill.

Screened as part of the 21st. Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival.

Please note: This program will be longer than usual.

USA 1972 | 124 minutes | English, German, French | Hebrew subtitles

1931 pre-War Berlin, a haven of moral decadence and sexual ambiguity. American cabaret singer Sally Bowles (Liza Minnelli), meets British academic Brian Roberts (Michael York), who is finishing his university studies. Despite Brian's confusion over his sexuality, the pair become lovers, but the arrival of wealthy playboy Maximilian von Heune (Helmut Griem), complicates matters for them both. Adapted from John Kander and Fred Ebb's acclaimed 1966 Broadway stage production, Cabaret is set against the rise of the Nazi party and the collapse of the Weimar Republic. “This is no ordinary musical. Part of its success comes because it doesn't fall for the old cliché that musicals have to make you happy.” (Roger Ebert). The film won eight Academy Awards (1973)