ABBA: The Movie
1977, 1 hr 37 min, G-Musical/Documentary
Director: Lasse Hallstrom
This May, the fan favorite film returns to the big screen for a special two-day event celebrating 45 years since the film’s original release.
Captured by director Lasse Hallström during their mega-successful tour of Australia, the newly remastered film will take you on a flashback journey to the 1970s when disco reigned supreme and ABBA were royalty. Including backstage footage as well as full-length performances of some of ABBA’s greatest hits including “Dancing Queen”, “Tiger”, “Name Of The Game” and “Eagle”, the film provides a rare look at the hugely successful band during the height of their popularity.
The subplot is a mocumentary-style story of a country radio disc-jockey who attempts to land an interview with the band. As deadlines loom—it is a slapstick mix of happenstance and error by the young DJ who is tasked with getting the coveted interview while ABBA’s dedicated bodyguard does everything he can to stop it from happening.
In addition to the full-length film, this special event will also include a post-show sing-a-long featuring the official lyric videos for “Chiquitita”, “Waterloo” & “Voulez-Vous”.