Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance! - BFI Musicals!

12 Oct
16 Dec 2019

Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance!

A season exploring the joyful, emotional, shared experience of watching film musicals; with the biggest stars, the moist iconic scenes and the best-loved song and dance numbers back on the big screen. 

Screening as part of BFI Musicals! The Greatest Show on Screen, a UK-wide film season supported by National Lottery, BFI Film Audience Network and ICO.

Krush Groove

Based on the early days of Def Jam Recordings, Krush Groove packs the film with as many musical performances as it could manage. The film follows up and coming…

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A much-loved film musical based on the 1945 Rogers and Hammerstein stage musical contains what many critics consider to be some of the pair’s most beautiful…

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First A Girl

This little known British adaptation of the 1933 German film Viktor and Viktoria sees a shop girl pretending to be a boy in order to perform onstage as a…

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Underwater Love

In this fantastical tale, a young female factory worker is on the verge of marrying her boss when a mystical water sprite known as a kappa enters her life.…

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Singin' In The Rain

Get your tap shoes ready for one of the most quotable movie musicals. It’s 1927 in Hollywood and the stuntman-turned-matinee-idol star of Monumental Pictures,…

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Princess Raccoon

A beautiful prince is banished by his father, who is jealous of his looks. Abandoned in a forest, the prince encounters a raccoon that has taken human form and…

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Tokyo Tribe

Japan’s first’s hip-hop musical/action movie hybrid! In the not too distant future, Tokyo finds itself in the grip of various street gangs, all of who have a…

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The Legend Of The Stardust Brothers

In the early ‘80s Japanese musician Haruo Chicada created a concept album called The Legend Of Stardust Brothers as the soundtrack to a film that did not exist…

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Singing Lovebirds

The daughter of a ronin (a masterless samurai) is in love with another ronin who lives next door. But she faces steep romantic competition from two other local…

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Calamity Jane

Dust off your Stetson and polish those cowboy boots. Starring the luminous Doris Day, who sadly passed away earlier this year at the age of 97, Calamity Jane…

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An iconic, incredibly stylish study of the hedonism and sexual ambiguity of pre-war Berlin, Cabaret was a huge, multi-Oscar winning hit for choreographer and…

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Absolute Beginners

Set against a backdrop of emerging teen culture and rising racial tensions in late ‘50s London, Colin MacInnes’ cult novel is brought to the screen in Julien…

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200 Motels

The great Frank Zappa’s outrageous psychedelic precursor to today’s music videos features ‘The Mothers Of Invention’ wreaking havoc in the typical American…

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Guys And Dolls

Based on the popular Broadway musical, Guys And Dolls is a hugely entertaining musical with many of the brightest stars of the day, including Marlon Brando in…

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Sweet Charity

Charity Hope Valentine (Shirley MacLaine) always tries to look on the bright side of life, despite her working in a rundown dance hall and contending with a…

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