Museum of the Moving Image Launches SEE IT BIG! Musicals Series with ALL THAT JAZZ on 1/24
The Pajama Game
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 7:00P.M.Dir. Stanley Donen, George Abbott. 1957, 101 mins. 16mm. With Doris Day, John Raitt, CarolHaney. Can management (John Raitt) and labor (Doris Day) co-existat the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory in Cedar Rapids, Iowa? Perhapsthe most scintillatingentertainment about unionization ever made, this high-powered musicalfeatures typically energetic direction byStanley Donen, dazzling and instantly recognizable choreography by a young Bob Fosse, songs like"Hernando's Hideaway" and "Steam Heat," and Doris Day ather best.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23,6:00P.M.Dir. James Whale. 1936, 113 mins. 35mm. With Irene Dunne, Paul Robeson, Allan Jones, HelenMorgan, Hattie McDaniel. A great American saga, Show Boatfollowsthe lives of the performersand workers on The Cotton Blossom, a Mississippi River showboat, over40 years. Expressivelyadaptedfor the screenby James Whale, thisJeromeKern-Oscar Hammerstein musical wasconsidered radicalat thetime for its serioustreatment of race. Paul Robeson's"Ol' Man River"is the most famous of itsmany great musical numbers.
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 7:00 P.M.Dir. Martin Scorsese. 1977, 164 mins. 35mm. With Robert De Niro, LizaMinnelli. Scorsese's odeto classic MGM musicals and 1940s jazz marked adeparture of sortsfor him, combininghisgritty hard-boiled realism (he had just madeTaxi Driver) with a celebration of the surrealartificiality of Hollywood.Minnelli belts out the now-classictitle song in a show-stoppingfinale.
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