Bugsy Malone on 35mm
December 19 and 20 at 6:30pm. On 35mm.
The ingenious directorial debut of Alan Parker (Fame, Pink Floyd–The Wall), Bugsy Malone is a classic gangster film with a few twists. First, it’s also a Paul Williams-composed musical, and second, children, including a 13-year-old Jodie Foster, star in the lead roles. The film takes place during Prohibition shortly after the advent of a new weapon: the marshmallow gun.
Thing of the Past is Ragtag's new series celebrating contemporary
musicals that imaginatively use song and dance to engage with history.
"Bugsy Malone is like nothing else. It's an original, a charming one, and it has yet another special performance by Jodie Foster, who plays a hard-bitten nightclub singer and vamps her way through a torch song by Paul Williams with approximately as much style as Rita Hayworth brought to Gilda." (Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times)
Made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.