Dir Vincente Millenni
Starring: Ethel Waters, Eddie ‘Rochester’ Anderson, Louie Armstrong
This landmark achievement in musical filmmaking is adapted from the stage production of the same name. Little Joe (Eddie Anderson), a compulsive gambler who dies during a shooting, is restored by angelic powers and given six months to redeem his soul. Nominated for the Best Original Song Oscar, this classic production makes its way back on to the big screen as our Opening Gala for A Year of Musicals. We are delighted to welcome the Royal & Derngate community choir to the Northampton Filmhouse. At this unmissable event, the choir will sing Cabin in the Sky’s classic soundtrack live in the cinema, complementing the stellar performances by legendary onscreen stars.
Screening as part of BFI Musicals! The Greatest Show on Screen, a UK-wide film season supported by National Lottery, BFI Film Audience Network and ICO. bfimusicals.co.uk