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Check out our podcast episode from October 15, 2020 about this movie
Zipporah Films has announced a virtual cinema series that will feature a classic Frederick Wiseman film each week, as curated by some of the top filmmakers in the field. They will join Mr. Wiseman for a pre-recorded conversation prior to the films, with a new one being featured each Wednesday as part of a series called Wednesdays with Wiseman, leading up to the release of his latest film, CITY HALL, on October 28 in NY and November 6 and 13 nationwide.
The series will begin on October 21 with Academy Award winner Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi (Free Solo) doing a pas-de-deux with Mr. Wiseman about BALLET (1995). Academy Award winner Errol Morris (the Fog of War) goes through the maneuvers with Mr. Wiseman on October 28 with SINAI FIELD MISSION (1978) , and Academy Award nominees Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady (Jesus Camp) pay tribute to health care workers on November 4 with HOSPITAL (1970).
BALLET is a profile of the American Ballet Theatre, an important classical ballet company. The film presents the company in rehearsal in their New York studio and on tour in Athens and Copenhagen. Choreographers, ballet masters and mistresses are shown at work with principal dancers, soloists and the corps de ballet. Other sequences involve the administration and fundraising aspects of the company.
Available Wed October 21–Wed November 18, Virtual Screening Room
USA, 1995, in English, Color, 170 min