Get ready! Early in 2012 Emerging will be bringing our latest movie event to digital cinemas across the US, only this time we plan to hit our arthouse documentary fans and Ballet In Cinema audiences in one fell swoop!
Teaming up once again with the prestigious Lincoln Center in New York City, Emerging Pictures, in partnership with Hybrid Cinema, will be presenting the World Premiere of the documentary Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance at movie theatres simultaneously with the film’s screening at Film Society of Lincoln Center on January 28th. Joffrey opens the 40th edition of the Dance On Camera Festival, produced annually by Dance Films Association. This event marks the first time that a film has simulcast its world premiere out of a major festival.
Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance takes a look at the Joffrey Ballet, the groundbreaking cultural treasure known as the first truly American dance company. Narrated by Tony® and Emmy® Award winner Mandy Patinkin and directed by Bob Hercules (Bill T. Jones: A Good Man), the film documents how the Joffrey revolutionized American ballet by daringly combining modern dance with traditional ballet technique, combining art with social statement and setting ballets to pop and rock music scores. The film features rare excerpts from many seminal Joffrey works including Astarte, Trinity and Billboards.
This event will also include an interactive post-screening Q&A featuring a panel of talent past and present from the Joffrey, to be webcast LIVE into participating theatres. If you attend a screening you can submit questions and comments in real time to the panelists through Twitter using the hashtag #JoffreyMovie.
Moderator: Sasha Anawalt, author of The Joffrey Ballet: Robert Joffrey and the Making of an American Dance Company
Panelists: Bob Hercules, director of the film; Trinette Singleton, one of original dancers of The Joffrey Ballet, who appeared on Time Magazine’s cover in 1968 for the rock ballet Astarte; Ashley C. Wheater, Current Artistic Director of the Joffrey; Christian Holder, former Joffrey principal.
THEATRES PRESENTING THE WORLD PREMIERE AND INTERACTIVE Q&A
January 28th (1:30pm EDT / 12:30pm CDT / 10:30am PDT)
Laemmle’s Claremont 5 (no Q&A)
Laemmle’s Town Center 5 (no Q&A)
Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 (no Q&A)
Laemmle’s Monica 4 (no Q&A)
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