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New York, New York

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1977 / 155min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: MARTIN SCORSESE

CAST: LIZA MINNELLI , ROBERT DE NIRO

New 35mm Print
Irwin Winkler in person! Moderated by Glenn Kenny

A love letter to the classic Hollywood musical that scratches off the Technicolor sheen to reveal the depths of desperation hidden beneath their surfaces, Scorsese’s 1940s-era genre-deconstructing extravaganza features Liza Minnelli as a nightclub singer who rises in fame as her relationship to Robert De Niro’s hotheaded jazz saxophonist falls to pieces. The deliberate artifice of the film’s soundstage-bound musical numbers—including Minnelli’s grand finale performance of the famous Kander and Ebb title song, written for the movie—contrasts jarringly with the raw nerve realism of the performances, making for a collision that’s something like MGM’s Freed Unit colliding head-on with Cassavetes.

A Park Circus release