October 21November 4, 2020
Followed by a discussion between Wiseman and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Best Documentary Academy Award winner for Free Solo.
View Ballet from home using this link. (Tickets: $8)
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Dir. Frederick Wiseman. USA, 1995, 170 mins. Wiseman turns his camera on the American Ballet Theatre, one of the most distinguished ballet schools in the world. The documentary explores the intricate work of choreographers, ballet masters and mistresses working with principal dancers, soloists, and the corps de ballet, as well as the administrators and fundraisers of the company. A Zipporah Films release.
Part of Wednesdays with Wiseman, an online screening series of documentaries by the legendary Frederick Wiseman, who has spent his fifty-plus-year career making unforgettable films devoted to the exploration of American institutions.