All week, the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge has been paying well-deserved tribute to a superb actor with the series Roy Scheider Revisited. The short retrospective concludes today with what is perhaps the late actor’s most remarkable role: a womanizing, pill-popping, chain-smoking choreographer at the end of his life in Bob Fosse’s amazing meta-musical All That Jazz. The big screen is the best place to admire Scheider’s multilayered and tirelessly physical performance, as well as Fosse’s brilliant, innovative editing. Watch a clip below from the film’s incandescent opening moments.
An Antiwar Film for the Ages Returns to Theaters
Elem Klimov’s devastating chronicle of World War II, Come and See, is back on the big screen in a new restoration. Here’s what the critics have to say about this Soviet masterpiece.
Two Stark Visions of the American Underbelly Hit the Big Screen
A new restoration of the groundbreaking vérité documentary Streetwise joins its companion piece, Tiny: the Life of Eric Blackwell, at New York’s Metrograph theater this weekend.