April: From Cabaret to All That Jazz: Movie Musicals of the 1970s - Santa Fe Gay Realtor
Part of Renesan’s Music in Film lecture series.
Because of the cultural shift in film after the late 1960s, while audiences flocked to movies like Easy Rider and Midnight Cowboy, such high-budget musicals as Hello, Dolly and Star bombed at the box office.
Movie musicals had to change with the times in order to stay relevant and attract an audience. In came maverick filmmakers like Bob Fosse, Robert Altman, and Ken Russell, who reimagined the genre with innovative musical storytelling in Saturday Night Fever, Hair, and Tommy.
Musically, thematically, and stylistically, they reflected the changing times by addressing politics, the sexual revolution, and the counter culture movement by incorporating country and western, rock ‘n’ roll, and disco to reinvent the movie musical genre. To register to go https://www.ssreg.com/renesan/classes/classes.asp?catID=5694.
- Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
- St. John’s United Methodist Church – Santa Fe NM
- 1200 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505