FOOTLIGHT PARADE

SATURDAY, JANUARY 4 11:30 AM

MONDAY, JANUARY 6 7 PM

THURSDAY, JANUARY 9 9 PM

James Cagney made his on-screen debut as a song-and-dance man in this extravagant 1933 meta-musical. With stage shows under existential threat from the talkies, Cagney’s hustling producer carves out a survival strategy in producing mini musicals to go onstage before the feature attractions. The snappy patter, backstage dramas, and loopy plotlines of the first two-thirds of the film give way to three lavish Busby Berkeley musical numbers, each one more absurdly over-the-top than the last. 1933 Dir. Lloyd Bacon. 1.33:1 B&W DCP 104 min.