Dust off those dancing shoes and get ready for some of that ol’ time razzle-dazzle with the BFI’s new three-month season of movie musicals. From Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly’s timeless ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ to the bittersweet Technicolor triumph that is Jacques Demy’s ‘The Umbrellas of Cherbourg’, there’s something in it for everyone. To mark the occasion, we asked the great and the good of London’s dance and musical theatre scene to pick their favourite movie musical.
For the full list of screenings and events happening as part of the BFI’s Musicals! The Greatest Show on Screen season, visit bfi.org.uk.
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Lead image credit: ‘Swing Time’: Courtesy of the Margaret Herrick Library; ‘Funny Girl’: United Archives GmbH / Alamy; ‘Singing in the Rain’: Courtsey BFI - Warner Bros.; ‘Dreamgirls’: David James; ‘Cabaret’: Disney/Touchstone