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50th Anniversary Screening

November 3, 2022 7:00 pm

Wallis Cinema Mildura

What good is sitting
Alone in your room?
Come hear the music play
Life is a cabaret, old chum
Come to the cabaret

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1972 classic film musical Cabaret we are hosting a one-off screening.

Directed by legend Bob Fossey starting icons of the stage and screen Liza Minelli, Joel Grey and Michael York, Cabaret tracks American socialite and cabaret singer Sally Bowles (Liza Minelli) through Berlin in 1931.

Set within the backdrop of the Kit Kat Klub Sally (Liza Minnelli) meets British academic Brian Roberts (Michael York), who is finishing his university studies. Despite Brian’s confusion over his sexuality, the pair become lovers, but the arrival of the wealthy and decadent playboy Maximilian von Heune (Helmut Griem) complicates matters for them both. This love triangle plays out against the rise of the Nazi party and the collapse of the Weimar Republic.

Liza Minelli’s portrayal of the ‘divinely decadent’ Sally Bowles and Joel Grey as the Emcee are often references of some of the finest film musical performances of all time and won them both Oscars for their respective roles. 

Cabaret was a groundbreaking film of the time not only stylistically and in its subject matter (broaching elements of sexuality rarely seen in the mainstream at the time), but also in how it redefined the genre of film musicals. This iconic film feels as relevant and important now as it did 50 years ago. So come enjoy a night at the Cabaret to celebrate this exceptional film. 


Arts Mildura would like to acknowledge the Latji Latji, Nyeri Nyeri, Ngintait, and Wergaia people as the Traditional Owners of the land on which we work, along with their neighbours the Barkindji, Maraura, Mutti Mutti, Tatti Tatti and Wotjabaluk people.

We pay our respects to each of these communities and to their elders past and present.