Liza Minnelli in Cabaret

Tomorrow Belongs to Me: Cabaret — a Screening and Discussion

Nitehawk Cinema (Prospect Park)
188 Prospect Park West
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Sex, high society, creeping fascism: these are but a few of the themes explored in the 1972 Oscar-winning musical Cabaret. Set in Weimar-era Berlin, Cabaret depicts the adventures of nightclub singer Sally Bowles (played by Liza Minelli) and her two paramours, the English college student Brian and the German aristocrat Max. As their love triangle blossoms—and then crumbles—the Nazi Party strengthens its grip on power.

Join us Thursday evening, April 11th, for a special screening of Cabaret, co-presented by Nitehawk Cinema, Carnegie Hall, and Brooklyn Institute for Social Research. Before the film, Brooklyn Institute faculty Abby Kluchin, Ajay Singh Chaudhary, and Liane Carlson will explore the film’s form, themes, and contexts (both Weimar and post-’60’s Hollywood). How does Cabaret understand Weimar Germany’s apparent split personality—its heady mix of queerness and conformity, joy and nihilism, freedom and incipient fascism?

To purchase tickets, please visit Nitehawk’s ticket page. As a BISR student, alumnus, or friend, you’re eligible to purchase a specially discounted ticket ($10): At checkout, simply enter the promo code cabaret10. 

Tomorrow Belongs to Me: Cabaret — a Screening and Discussion is being held in partnership with Carnegie Hall as part of Carnegie’s 2024 Citywide festival The Fall of the Weimar Republic: Dancing on the Precipice, taking place January-May 2024. For more information and a list of festival programming (including the BISR course The Weimar Republic: Politics, Culture, and Catastrophe), please visit Carnegie’s event page

Event Schedule

Thursday, 8:30pm ET
April 11, 2024

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