The final entry in the Wednesday Summer Classic Films is the 1963 adventure movie THE GREAT ESCAPE. With a huge all star cast including Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, Charles Bronson, Donald Pleasence, James Coburn and David McCallum, the story follows the preparations for and escape from a Nazi POW camp in World War II. trailer
And because we have enjoyed this series so much, we just can’t seem to let it end. Thursday we have added CABARET to the lineup. At the time of its release, CABARET shattered the saccharine reputation of the movie musical with its edgy take on anti-Semitism, Nazism, abortion and bisexuality. Originally a 1966 Broadway musical, this groundbreaking Bob Fosse musical was in turn based on Christopher Isherwood’s Goodbye to Berlin. Fosse uses the decadent and vulgar cabaret as a mirror image of German society sliding toward the Nazis, and this intertwining of entertainment with social history marked a new step forward for the movie musical. Starring Joel Grey and Lisa Minnelli, CABARET gathered 8 Academy Awards. trailer
And we have two concerts coming up this month. On September 19, the UK Student Activities Board presents BEN SOLLEE and on September 23, Holy Carp Productions brings THE ZOMBIES to the Kentucky. Advance tickets to classics and concerts available online.