After the box-office failure of his 1969 film version of Sweet Charity, Fosse bounced back with Cabaret in 1972, a year that made him one of the most honored working directors in Hollywood. The film also brought Minnelli, daughter of Judy Garland and Vincente Minnelli, her own first chance to sing on screen, and she won the Academy Award for Best Actress.
Winner of 8 Academy Awards including Best Actress (Liza Minnelli) and Best Director (Bob Fosse) – Cabaret is the musical masterpiece that revolutionized the genre, is a dark, multi-layered look at the decadent fantasy world that was Berlin preceding the devastating reality of World War II. Liza Minnelli plays Sally Bowles, star of the seedy Kit Kat Club. Her exuberance and eternal optimism charm both the audience and Brian (Michael York) an English journalist, their ill-fated romance mirroring the political chaos that surrounds them. The extraordinary energy and style of Bob Fosse's choreography and the remarkable historical drama combine to make Cabaret not just a spectacular musical, but a powerful film experience.