HAIR
1979, Park Circus/MGM, 121 min, West Germany/USA, Dir: Milos Forman

Milos Forman’s adaptation of the tribal rock musical stars John Savage as Claude, a quiet young man from the Midwest who becomes friendly with a group of New York hippies on his way to begin basic training in the military. The repressed Claude is quite taken with Berger (Treat Williams) and the group of freedom seekers who reside in Central Park. The group encourages Claude to go after a debutante named Sheila (Beverly D'Angelo). Legendary choreographer Twyla Tharp masterminded the dances, which flow from the natural settings of the film. With most of the better-known songs from the original play, including “Aquarius,” “Let the Sunshine In,” “Good Morning Starshine” and the title number.


WHAT’S THE MATTER WITH HELEN?
1971, Park Circus/MGM, 101 min, USA, Dir: Curtis Harrington

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? novelist Henry Farrell penned the screenplay the this 1930s-set horror thriller. Middle-aged friends Adelle (Debbie Reynolds) and Helen (Shelley Winters) move to Hollywood to escape their past and open a dance studio for Shirley Temple wannabes - but threatening phone calls and Helen’s deteriorating mental state complicate matters. With Dennis Weaver and Agnes Moorehead.


THE GREATEST SHOWMAN
2017, 20th Century Fox, 139 min, USA, Dir: Michael Gracey

A bold and original musical, THE GREATEST SHOWMAN celebrates the birth of show business and the sense of wonder we feel when dreams come to life. Hugh Jackman stars as visionary promoter P.T. Barnum, who rose from nothing to create a mesmerizing spectacle that became a worldwide sensation: The Barnum & Bailey Circus. Featuring songs by Academy Award® winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (LA LA LAND), this inspiring biopic costars Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson and Zendaya.


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