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September 9, 2017

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  • 4:00 PM

    Person To Person

    September 9, 2017

    Drama / 2017 / 84 minutes

    Dustin Guy Defa’s love-letter to New York arrives in the form of Person to Person, an indie charmer that masterfully balances satire and sincerity, as authentic and varied as the city and the people who inhabit it. A loose narrative that weaves in and out of several sets of stories – one of which involves Michael Cera and Abbi Jacobsen as detectives trying to solve a murder – the film is really an exercise in character interplay, taking a cue from masters like Robert Altman and Paul Thomas Anderson, with the light touch of Woody Allen at his comedic height. Defa’s cast rise ably to the challenge, crafting characters that are immediately recognizable and relatable even outside of the Big Apple, and the film’s 16mm photography is given an air of vintage authenticity by a crackling soundtrack of R&B, funk and gospel tracks.

  • 6:00 PM

    Restless Creature

    September 9, 2017

    Documentary / 2017 / 90 minutes

    At the heart of Linda Saffire and Adam Schlesinger’s remarkable documentary Restless Creature: Wendy Whalen is the darkest question at every artist’s heart – what happens when they face the possibility of losing that which enables them to create? The subject here is legendary ballerina Wendy Whalen, remarkably still at the top of her game at the age of 45, after suffering an injury that may force her to retire from the prestigious New York City Ballet company. Told in vignettes that cover a wide swath of choreographers and performers as well as candid interviews with Whalen herself, Saffire and Schlesinger capture an honest portrait of an artist whose warmth and poise in the face of adversity is matched only by the stunning elegance of her dancing. A must see for dance enthusiasts or anyone who covets a glimpse into the divine spark.

  • 8:00 PM

    The Red Shoes

    September 9, 2017

    Drama / 1948 / 133 minutes

    Michael Powell and Emmeric Pressburger’s The Red Shoes stands as one of the greatest ballet films of all time, as dazzling now as it was upon release in 1948. Built around the fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen, the celebrated British filmmakers present the story in eye-popping Technicolor, deploying a full arsenal of old school in-camera techniques to the fantastical dance sequences, resulting in some of the most indelible images ever seen on film. In casting dancers who could act rather than what would have traditionally been the reverse, the film’s 15 minute centerpiece has the high standard of a legitimate ballet company, with lead Moira Shearer proving herself a top-tier prima ballerina. After being picked up by an American distributor the film went on to be the highest grossing British film, won well-deserved Academy Awards for Best Original Score (Brian Easdale) and Best Art Direction (Hein Heckroth and Arthur Lawson), and inspired a small wave of Hollywood ballet films.

  • 10:30 PM

    Person To Person

    September 9, 2017

    Drama / 2017 / 84 minutes

    Dustin Guy Defa’s love-letter to New York arrives in the form of Person to Person, an indie charmer that masterfully balances satire and sincerity, as authentic and varied as the city and the people who inhabit it. A loose narrative that weaves in and out of several sets of stories – one of which involves Michael Cera and Abbi Jacobsen as detectives trying to solve a murder – the film is really an exercise in character interplay, taking a cue from masters like Robert Altman and Paul Thomas Anderson, with the light touch of Woody Allen at his comedic height. Defa’s cast rise ably to the challenge, crafting characters that are immediately recognizable and relatable even outside of the Big Apple, and the film’s 16mm photography is given an air of vintage authenticity by a crackling soundtrack of R&B, funk and gospel tracks.

  • 11:59 PM

    Flashdance

    September 9, 2017

    Drama / 1983 / 97 minutes

    Every decade has its definitive dance film, and for the 80s it was Adrian Lyne’s sexy, steam-soaked Flashdance, an honor that earned it the title of box office champ for 1983. The first of many blockbuster collaborations between infamous producers Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer, the film was also the first starring role for loose sweat-shirted Jennifer Beals, playing the welder by day/exotic dancer by night who dreams of being a professional dancer despite having no formal training. The dance sequences are wild, wet and inventive, propelled by a soundtrack of 80s megahits including Irene Cara’s title song “Flashdance... What a Feeling” and Michael Sembello’s churning earworm “Maniac”, all of which were featured heavily in video form on the fledgling MTV network. Outside of the initial Flashdance fad, the film proved highly influential, not just in its music video cutting style but in its formula, a story template still echoed in the dance films of today.

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September 9, 2017