Come in from the rain this weekend to enjoy a lush, visual treat in the Trylon Theater’s screening of The Gang’s All Here. The 1943 movie-musical is little remembered, and regretfully so. A wartime hero on leave in New York City meets a beautiful showgirl, and pursues her despite his relationship with another woman. You can guess how it all plays out, but the plot is almost beside the point. Brilliant visual effects of director Busby Berkeley’s invention will stay in your head for weeks after seeing the film on the big screen.
Dance numbers are choreographed to delight from every camera angle, unlike any other films of its era, including from above, where twirling showgirls and their props come across as abstract designs, as if in an enormous kaleidoscope. Benny Goodman cameos with a song or two, there’s a fruit basket hat, towering wedge heels, and some gigantic bananas. You’re in Berkeley’s world. Enjoy it. 7 & 9 p.m. $8. —EK
Trylon Microcinema, 3258 Minnehaha Ave., Mpls., 612-424-5468, take-up.org