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.
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.