8:00 pm - 10:05 pm
Abbeydale Picture House. See venue details and map...
Dir. Bill Condon US 2007 2hrs 5mins
Loosely based on the legendary Motown label, this film adaptation of the book and musical captures the rise of The Dreamettes from talent shows in early 1960s Detroit to stardom (as The Dreams) by the mid 1970s. However the journey sees its fair share of fall outs, manipulation and payola along the way. This award-winning production features epic on-screen performances from a multi talented, largely african american cast. Jennifer Hudson and Beyonce particularly shine in their depiction of a friendship that ultimately survived everything the music industry had to throw at them.
- This screening is part of BFI Musicals! The Greatest Show on Screen – a UK-wide cinema season, supported by the National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network. Explore all the full season at bfimusicals.co.uk