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MOVIE TUESDAYS: MUSIC AND DANCE FILMS
STARTING TIME: AUGUST - 8:00 pm - FREE

 
 

Film Festival August 5-9
DANCERS & DANCEMAKERS FILM FESTIVAL
Five nights of films celebrating the artists who make dance, from George Balanchine to Pina Bausch to young Cuban triplets with their hearts set on becoming great ballet dancers.
All screenings begin at 8:00 pm

 
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Tuesday, August 5
TO DANCE LIKE A MAN (UK, 2011)
Identical Cuban triplets Angel, César & Marcos, age 11, are passionate about becoming ballet dancers. Each wants the same thing: to be chosen for a role in an important ballet in Havana. Who will be chosen? Directed by Sylvie Collier.

 
 
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Wednesday, August 6
BALLETS RUSSES (Belgium, 2005)
An intimate portrait of a group of pioneering artists— now in their 70s, 80s & 90s— who gave birth to modern ballet. Directors: Daniel Geller, Dayna Goldfine.

 
 
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Thursday, August 7
DANCING DREAMS (Germany, 2009)
Teenagers perform “Kontakthof” by Pina Bausch. This was the last film & the last interview with the world-famous dancer & choreographer. Every Saturday, 40 students, aged 14 to18, rehearsed under the direction of Bausch dancers Jo-Ann Endicott and Bénédicte Billiet, and under the intense supervision of Bausch herself. This film by Anne Linsel and Rainer Hoffmann documents the process culminating in the opening night performance.

 
 
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Friday, August 8
DANCING FOR MR. B.: SIX BALANCHINE BALLERINAS (USA, 1989)
Six of George Balanchine’s finest stars, Maria Tallchief, Mary Ellen Moylan, Melissa Hayden, Allegra Kent, Merrill Ashley and Darci Kistler pay a moving tribute to the legendary choreographer and describe how he shaped them as dancers and influenced their lives

 
 
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Saturday, August 9
JEROME ROBBINS: SOMETHING TO DANCE ABOUT (USA, 2009)
Starting his career as a modern dancer, Jerome Robbins began to appreciate the technique involved in ballet, the two of which he merged in his choreography, especially in musical theater. Features many greats from the worlds of Broadway & the ballet.

 
 
 

MOVIE TUESDAY SERIES continues
8:00 pm

 
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Tuesday, August 12
BILL T. JONES: A GOOD MAN (USA, 2011)
Choreographer’s Choice: Jamal Jackson will introduce the film.
The film follows acclaimed director/choreographer Bill T. Jones for two tumultuous years, as he tackles the most ambitious work of his career, an original dance-theater piece in honor of Abraham Lincoln’s Bicentennial. The screening will be followed by a discussion with choreographer Jamal Jackson.

 
 
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Tuesday, August 19
FRANCES HA ((USA, 2012)
Choreographer’s Choice: Takehiro (Take) Ueyama will introduce the film.
Shot in glorious monochrome and packed with gentle, subtle comedy, Frances Ha is a sweet, could-be-real tale, powered by an excellent Greta Gerwig leading performance. Richard Burns. Directed by Noah Baumbach. The screening will be followed by a discussion with choreographer Take Ueyama.

 
 
 

PAST 2014 MOVIES

 
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Tuesday, June 17
32 SHORT FILMS ABOUT GLENN GOULD (Canada, 1993)
Award-winning documentary about the piano prodigy, portrayed by Colm Feore. The director François Girard wrote, “the film is built of fragments, each one capturing an image of Gould.” The soundtrack consists almost entirely of piano recordings by Gould.

 
 
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Tuesday, June 24
YOU WERE NEVER LOVELIER (USA, 1942)
Fred Astaire with Rita Hayworth who some suspect may have been his favorite partner. The usual cotton candy plot, but, as in all Astaire films, it includes memorable dancing, music & laughs. Score by Jerome Kern.

 
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Tuesday, July 1
DIANA VREELAND: THE EYE HAS TO TRAVEL (USA, 2011)
This documentary by her grandson’s wife, captures Vreeland’s life through a range of media including film, photography, animation, graphics, text, sound & music. Her own voice & persona guides us through her adventurous life. Part of FASHION WEEK at the TENT.

 
 
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Tuesday, July 8
HAVANA, HAVANA! (USA, 2012)
Introduced by director David Grubin
The soul & energy of African-Cuban drummers, guajira guitarists & the pulsing melodies of Cuban music. Raul Paz brings together fellow musical stars for a concert in Havana. Their decision to return has injected a new spirit into Cuban music. Mirroring Cuba’s growing relationship with the world, “Havana, Havana!” highlights how the country’s musical expression is evolving in the 21st century.

 
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Tuesday, July 15
THE FULL MONTY (UK, 1997)
In depressed Sheffield, 6 unemployed steel workers in need of money form a male striptease act. The women cheer them on to go for “the full monty” (total nudity.) Many Academy Award nominations; won Best Original Music Score. Director: Peter Cattaneo.

 
 
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Tuesday, July 22
JAZZ ON A SUMMER’S DAY (USA, 1960)
Set at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival, co-filmed and co-directed by commercial and fashion photographer Bert Stern and director Aram Avakian. Includes performances by the jazz greats of the time. Selected in 1999 for preservation in the US National Film Registry by Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”

 
 
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Tuesday, July 29
FILMS OF GEORGES MÉLIÈS (France, 1900)
Choreographer’s Choice: Lionel Popkin will introduce the film.
A Trip to the Moon (1902), The Impossible Voyage (1904), Palace of the Arabian Nights (1906), Baron Munchausan’s Dream (1911)

Méliès, one of the early inventors of the cinema, explores the world of what we can imagine beyond the boundaries of our concrete, conscious reality using early 20th century theater and film tricks. If you saw Martin Scorcese’s Hugo (or read the book) which is about Melies, here is a chance to actually see Melies’s films whole! The screening will be followed by a discussion with choreographer Lionel Popkin.

 
 
 
 

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