Repertory Picks

Brattle Razzle-Dazzle

On Film / In Theaters — Jul 9, 2015

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.