All That Jazz

Friday, May 3 - Thursday, May 30, 2024

45th Anniversary!

“The preternaturally gifted director and choreographer Bob Fosse turned the camera on his own life for this madly imaginative, self-excoriating musical masterpiece. Roy Scheider gives the performance of his career as Joe Gideon, whose exhausting work schedule—mounting a Broadway production by day and editing his latest movie by night—and routine of amphetamines, booze, and sex are putting his health at serious risk.” -Criterion

“There is a quote in musical theatre attributed to Fosse: ‘The time to sing is when your emotional level is too high to just speak anymore, and the time to dance is when your emotions are just too strong to only sing about how you feel.’

At the funeral of his friend and playwright Paddy Chayefsky, Fosse danced. At his own memorial, Gwen Verdon, Ann Reinking, and his daughter Nicole did too.

It would be easy to dismiss ALL THAT JAZZ as an exercise in narcissism. I think it is an unparalleled act of vulnerability. It is difficult to acknowledge your own success without dismissing it, and it takes even more strength to cut open your chest and admit your flaws. Fosse does it with a wink and a flick of his wrist.” –Lucia, Programming Coordinator


Screening as part of our new retrospective Bob Fosse: It’s Showtime, Folks!

Previously screened as part of our series Staff Picks Summer 2023-Winter 2024.


  • Country USA
  • Year 1979
  • Running Time 123 minutes
  • Format DCP
  • Distributor Twentieth Century Fox
  • Director Bob Fosse
  • Cast Roy Scheider, Ann Reinking, Jessica Lange, Leland Palmer, Ben Vereen
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil

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