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All That Jazz

Monday, May 21

Presented as part of the double-bill Movie Night with John Cameron Mitchell. Buy a ticket to ALL THAT JAZZ at 7:00pm on Mon May 21 and request a complimentary ticket to FAME at 9:30pm!

“JOE GIDEON, the Bob Fosse surrogate figure in “All That Jazz,” is riding for a spectacular fall. He is directing and choreographing a new Broadway musical, editing a multimillion dollar film that’s months behind schedule and sleeping with as many women as he can sneak into his schedule. Also demanding his time are his beautiful, patient young mistress, his talented, mostly sympathetic former wife and his 12year‐old daughter, who adores him. He smokes too much and drinks heavily. The day begins with Dexedrine, AlkaSeltzer, eyedrops and a hideous confrontation with the face in the mirror.

Because Joe Gideon’s career closely resembles that of Mr. Fosse, who not only directed and choreographed “All That Jazz,” but also wrote the screenplay with the late Robert Alan Aurthur, there will be a tendency to see the film as Mr. Fosse’s answer to “8 ½,” in which Federico Fellini wittily examined his own life at a point when he feared his creativity was at an end. “All That Jazz” even looks like a Fellini film — especially “Juliet of the Spirits” — having been photographed by Giuseppe Rotunno, Fellini’s favorite cameraman. But looks and autobiographical details are, I think, deceiving.” – The New York Times (1979)

  • Country USA
  • Rating R
  • Year 1979
  • Running Time 123 minutes
  • Director Bob Fosse
  • Writer Robert Alan Aurthur, Bob Fosse
  • Editor Alan Heim
  • Cinematographer Giuseppe Rotunno
  • Cast Roy Scheider, Jessica Lange, Leland Palmer