Teatime Classics: Sweet Charity

Dir: Bob Fosse | US | 1969 | 150 mins | Shirley Maclaine, John McMartin, Chita Rivera, Paula Kelly, Stubby Kaye

Charity Hope Valentine (MacLaine) always tries to look on the bright side of life, despite working in a rundown dance hall and contending with a seemingly endless run of bad dates. Determined to find love, she falls for actor Vittorio Vidal (Montalban), but their romance is short-lived. However, when she finds herself stuck in an elevator with the reserved Oscar Lindquist (John McMartin), it seems she may have finally met her match.

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.

All times listed are the programme start time unless otherwise stated. Films start approx 30 mins after the programme start time.