Friday, March 20th at noon (run-time 124 min.)
History Department conference room
Guest Presenter: Dr. Carolyn Eastman
This film about Weimar Germany is oriented around a louche nightclub called the Kit
Kat and puts the history of sexuality front stage: it brings together the extravagant
American singer Sally (Liza Minnelli) with a shy gay British student named Brian
(Michael York) and watches their friendship develop from there. The songs performed at
the Kit Kat mirror the twists and turns of the narrative between Sally and Brian and their
respective affairs. Released in 1972, this film is as much about the liberations of the
1970s as it is about the alternative sexualities available in Berlin in the 1930s.
Bring your lunch to enjoy during the film.