Chicago | March 4, 2020
MovieDiva Film Series Presents


Naughty Roxie Hart shoots her lover down in the original silent version of the Bob Fosse musical, Oscar’s 2002 Best Picture. This spicy Roaring 20s exposé stars flirtatious comedienne Phyllis Haver.  Maurine Watkins, a Chicago Tribune newshound, based her play, Chicago, on her reporting; articles so amusing and persuasive two probable murderesses went free.  One profiled a tawdry cabaret singer who had evidently shot her lover dead in an automobile, “I liked him and he loved me—but no woman can love a man enough to kill him, because there are always plenty more.” Her only defense was that she was drunk. “Gin and guns, either one is bad enough, but together they get you in a dickens of a mess, don’t they?”

NO CLOSED CAPTIONING (Hearing-impaired)
NO AUDIO DESCRIPTION (Visual-impaired)

(Dir. Frank Urson, 1927, 118 min.)

Wednesday, March 4

7:00pm   Cinema One


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