Kiss Me, Kate
Friday, April 8, 2016
9:30 PM–11:15 PM
1953, USA, George Sidney, 109 min.
Introduced by neuroscientist Heather Berlin.
The first major musical to be filmed in 3-D,. Cole Porter’s masterpiece involves a riotous brisk backstage plot of rivalry and jealousy centered on a musical version of Taming of the Shrew. Showboat’s Howard Keel and Kathryn Grayson reunite and are joined by Ann Miller, who taps out an incendiary “Too Darned Hot” atop a coffee table, a young Bob Fosse, with his striking film dance debut.
About the Speaker
Heather A. Berlin is an American neuroscientist focusing on brain-behavior relationships affecting the prevention and treatment of impulsive and compulsive psychiatric disorders. She is also interested in the neural basis of consciousness, dynamic unconscious processes, and creativity. Berlin is host of the international Discovery Channel series Superhuman Showdown and the CUNY TV and PBS series Science Goes to the Movies.
About Cabaret Cinema: Emotions/Emoticons
As a companion to the Brainwave series, Cabaret Cinema will screen nine classic films that are driven by nine emotions. Notable introducers will help the audience to understand the importance of the given emotion to the film’s narrative.
Free for members