Busby Berkeley's "The Gang's All Here" (9/16, 9:30pm)

“SENSES BOGGLING! Time and again, you can’t believe what you’re witnessing: Berkeley’s camera swoops and soars at seemingly impossible trajectories through crowds of extras; Miranda models an expansive fruit headdress — but nothing can prepare you for the literally kaleidoscopic finale, which includes a gaggle of synchronized showgirls and contains eye-searing imagery that anticipates everything from The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T to Tron.” – Keith Uhlich, Time Out New York

It’s the most hyper-saturated Technicolor musical of the 1940s, it’s the picture featuring the legendary Carmen Miranda “Tutti Frutti” banana number, it’s the camp classic that launched a thousand drag queens — and it’s one of Hollywood’s most gleeful slices of vintage war propaganda ever. It’s The Gang’s All Here, legendary director/choregorapher Busby Berkeley’s most purely kooky on-screen effort, and one amazing good time out at the movies. Plot, schmott — it’s all about the the geometric conflagrations of chorus girls, the dancing, the singing, the oversized psychedelic fruit, the charmingly overt suggestions to invest in war bonds, and the unbelievable COLOR. Brand-new 35mm print!
Dir. Busby Berkeley, 1943, 35mm, 103 min.

Watch the trailer for “The Gang’s All Here”!