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Film, Sat 14 Sep 2019

Fosse in Film: Lenny

Fosse in Film: Lenny


Lenny (1964) is a black and white mockumentary style drama about the rise and fall of controversial cult comedian Lenny Bruce.

This first attempt at a non musical film stars Dustin Hoffman and Valerie Perrine and although it is mostly static and serious, it retains and somehow amplifies Fosses flair for percussive editing and unmasking of the dark underworld of back stage.

Lenny was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Cinematography. Valerie Perrine won the award for Best Actress at the 1975 Cannes Film Festival.

_“Lenny Bruce was one of the precursors of social upheaval, and like most pioneers, he got clobbered for his foresight. Bob Fosse’s remarkable film version of Julian Barry’s legit play, Lenny, stars Dustin Hoffman in an outstanding performance.” Variety, DEC 31, 1973_

_“As directed by Bob Fosse, Lenny is one of the most powerful films of the 1970s, yet it seems on the verge of being forgotten” National Review, 2018_

Tickets will be available directly from the venue online [] in August 2019, or you can buy tickets on the door.

This film screening is in partnership with the Creatures of the Night programme at Hyde Park Picture House.

FOSSE IN FILM: Mashiya Presents is screening five Bob Fosse films (Sweet Charity, Lenny, Cabaret, Liza with a Z and All That Jazz) to demonstrate and celebrate the breadth and skill of Fosse’s directing and choreography in film. The films will be shown as part of Scalarama Festival Leeds 2019 with funding from Leeds Inspired and support from key Leeds partners including Hyde Park Picture House, Leeds Film and Northern School for Contemporary Dance.

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1974 35mm Rated 15 111m
Dir Bob Fosse
Written by Julian Barry
Starring: Dustin Hoffman & Valerie Perrine|Genre: Biographical Drama

Credit cards accepted (no fee)On-site light refreshments

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 14 Sep 2019 22:30 to 00:00


Please note that admission is by ticket.



    Mashiya Presents


    Brudenell Road,
    LS6 1JD



    See location of Hyde Park Picture House on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: SE 283351  Lat: 53.81143 Long: -1.57168

    By Car
    From the city centre: Follow signs for A660 to Skipton (which after about a mile turns into Woodhouse Land). From north Leeds: Follow signs to A660 (Otley Road), Hyde Park is in between Headingley and Leeds city centre.

    By Bus
    From the city centre: The 56 runs frequently and stops right outside the cinema. Alternatively take the 1, 28, 95, 96, 97 or 97A and get off at Hyde Park Corner. Or thake the 18 or 18A and get off at Cardigan Road.

    By Train
    Take the train to Burley Park Station and take the Cardigan Road exit then follow directions to the cinema.

    Parking: free

    Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Burley Park station


    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments