As part of its mission to bring “One City to the World”, QCinema 2018 will be featuring internationally acclaimed dance films from the 70’s and 80’s through its “Digitally Remastered Series”. Restored versions of Bob Fosse’ “All That Jazz”, Herbert Ross’ “Footloose” and John Badham’s “Saturday Night Fever” will be showcased during the Festival from October 21 to 30, 2018. Here’s what you need to know about the films:
QCinema 2018 Digitally Remastered Series
Director: Herbert Ross
Writer: Dean Pitchford
Stars: Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer, John Lithgow
The classic “Footloose,” directed by Herbert Ross, follows the story of Ren McCormack (Kevin Bacon), an upbeat teen who moves to a small town where dancing and rock music have been banned.
Saturday Night Fever (1977)
Director: John Badham
Writers: Nik Cohn and Norman Wexler (screenplay)
Stars: John Travolta, Karen Lynn Gorney, Barry Miller
Director John Badham takes dancing to a whole level featuring disco songs by the Bee Gees. The Saturday Night Fever soundtrack is regarded as one of the best-selling soundtracks of all time.
It features the story of Tony Manero (John Travolta), a working-class young man who spends his weekends drinking and dancing all night at the local Brooklyn club.
John Travolta got the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Musical or Comedy and the Academy Award for Best Actor.
All that Jazz (1979)
Director: Bob Fosse
Writers: Robert Alan Aurthur, Bob Fosse
Stars: Roy Scheider, Jessica Lange, Leland Palmer
“All That Jazz” is a 1979 American film directed by Bob Fosse and written by Robert Alan Aurthur. The story is a semi-autobiographical novel based on aspects of the life of Fosse as a dancer, choreographer, and director.