This opens in Washington this coming weekend:
From a Washington Ballet newsletter:
BALLETS RUSSES (Zeitgeist) opens at the E Street Cinema this Friday, November 11th, and at the Bethesda Row Cinema on Friday, November 18th!
Unearthing a treasure trove of archival footage, filmmakers Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine offer a dazzlingly entrancing ode to the most influential and beloved dance company of all time. The film traces its Diaghilev-era founding and the legendary productions starring Nijinsky, to the turbulent 1930s with choreographers George Balanchine and Leonide Massine, when the company split into two rival groups fighting for the famous name. Their 1930s and '40s marathon American tours amazed audiences with the dancers' unique artistry and glamour. Enormous egos and financial problems closed the company in the 1960s, but its tremendous influence is still felt today. Some of the film's richest footage consists of the many fascinating interviews with surviving dancers, including two of the "Baby Ballerinas" from the original company.
BALLETS RUSSES opens exclusively at the E Street Cinema on Friday, November 11th, and at the Bethesda Row Cinema in Bethesda, MD on Friday, November 18th!
E Street Cinema Showtimes:
Friday-Sunday: 11:10, 1:50, 4:30, 7:10, 9:40
Monday-Thursday: 1:50, 4:30, 7:10, 9:40
(Bethesda Row Showtimes will be available on Monday, November 14th)
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NR, 118 minutes
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