Schedule for Friday, September 21
- Searching for Sugar Man
- Ballroom Dancer
- Never Stand Still: Dancing at Jacob's Pillow
- Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake
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Searching for Sugar Man
"An electrifying illustration of music's power to inspire and change lives on both sides of the footlights."
Academy Award Nominee for Documentary Feature
The greatest '70s rock icon that you've never heard of, Rodriguez's albums were critically well-received, but bombed on the U.S. charts. While he faded into obscurity in the States, his legend grew in South Africa, where a bootleg copy of his album made it to the airwaves and quickly became a phenomenal success. The film follows two of Rodriguez's biggest fans, who travel to the U.S. in hopes of finding out what happened to the singer whose anti-establishment message connected with them during the dark days of apartheid. Searching for Sugar Man is a story of hope, inspiration, and the resonating power of music.
Malik Bendjelloul. 2012. 85 m. PG-13. Sweden/UK. Sony Pictures Classics.2:00 PM 3:55 PM 5:50 PM 7:45 PM 9:40 PM
World Latin Dance Championship, Ukrainian-born Slavik Kryklyvyy is attempting a comeback with a new partner, his girlfriend. In this steamy tale of love and ambition, a hugely talented dancer’s fiery temperament, perfectionism, and urgent quest for human connection threaten to overwhelm the fulfillment of his dream.
Played with the short film Falling: Two bodies materialize out of a void, drifting and twisting to forces beyond their control.• Adriano Cirulli. 2011. 4 m. NR. UK/Italy. No dialogue.
Andreas Koefoed/Christian Bonke. 2011. 84 m. NR. Denmark, English/Russian with subtitles. Danish Documentary Production.2:30 PM
"Jarecki, it's clear, has the talent to make shrewdly pleasurable Hollywood movies. Here's hoping Arbitrage is the first of many." (Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly)
Arbitrage is a taut and alluring Wall Street thriller about love, loyalty, and high finance. Richard Gere's performance as a businessman forced to confront the limits of his own moral duplicity is already garnering awards buzz. From writer Nicholas Jarecki, making his feature directorial debut, Arbitrage also stars Susan Sarandon and Brit Marling (Another Earth).
Nicholas Jarecki. 2012. 100 m. R. US/Poland. Roadside Attractions .2:40 PM 5:00 PM 7:10 PM 9:20 PM
Never Stand Still: Dancing at Jacob's Pillow
"An exhilarating documentary featuring every kind of dance form imaginable in rapid, kinesthetically gripping visuals." (San Francisco Examiner)
The range of expression and a deep connection between performer and place are palpable as Ted Shawn, Paul Taylor, Suzanne Farrell, Mark Morris, Judith Jamison, and others come to Jacob’s Pillow, the mecca in the Berkshires. This beautiful documentary immerses us in the artists’ world through performances, intimate interviews, behind-the-scenes glimpses, and rare archival footage.
Ron Honsa. 2012. 74 m. NR. USA. First Run Features.5:15 PM
Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake
"Bourne's savagely beautiful, saucily funny and deeply unsettling version of the classic 19th-century story ballet is a modern theatrical dance masterwork." (San Francisco Chronicle)
This powerful reimagining of the classic ballet—best known for replacing the traditionally female corps of graceful swans with a menacing male ensemble—took the dance world by storm when it debuted in the 1990s. Since then it’s been performed around the world, including in a Tony Award–winning four-month stint on Broadway. See it for yourself in this breathtaking film shot last year at Sadler’s Wells in London with the magnificent Richard Winsor, Dominic North, and Nina Goldman.
Matthew Bourne. 2012. 120 m. NR. UK. SpectiCast.7:15 PM
"The most moving documentary I have seen in years. Both an ardent love ltter to past vitality and a grateful salute to those who remain in place - the survivors, utterly without illusion, who refuse to leave. The filmmakers are so attuned to color and to shape that I was amazed by the handsomeness of what I was seeing. I'm not being perverse, this is a beautiful film." (David Denby, The New Yorker)
With a vivid palette and haunting score, Detropia sculpts a dreamlike collage of a grand city teetering on the brink of dissolution, struggling to survive postindustrial America while envisioning a radically different future.
Heidi Ewing/Rachel Grady. 2011. 90 m. NR. USA. Loki Films.9:45 PM