This is a post by JBFC Volunteer Dotty Battel
“Dance on Film,” our annual series celebrating (what else?) dance, kicks off with a bang on October 24 at 7:15….an eye-popping new 4K DCP restoration (roughly 4 times the resolution of today’s more commonly used 2K for cinema) of All That Jazz, Bob Fosse’s semi-autobiographical 1979 musical that was nominated for 9 Oscars. Believe it or not, this new version was 15 years in the making.
The film will be introduced by Glenn Berger, a psychotherapist and former recording engineer who worked closely with Fosse.
And what would opening night be without an after-party? Please join us in the Media Arts Lab for a light reception following the screening.
– Oct. 27, 7:30: Swag n’ Bach – an insider’s look at the creation of a new dance by Pucci. Q&A: Pucci with dancers from Manhattanville.
– Oct. 28, 7:30: Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity – dazzling doc tracing the artistic journey of the dancer and choreographer whose troupe embraces her “anything too safe is not action” philosophy. Q&A: Pucci with director Elizabeth Gund and Elizabeth Streb
– Oct 29, 7:30: Upaj: Improvise – an unlikely collaboration between 32-year old Jason Samuels Smith, an African American tap dancer, and 68-year old Pandit Chitresh Das, an Indian kathak master, leads to an exhilarating journey through the streets of India and across the U.S. Q&A: Pucci with Jason Samuel Smith.
Get your tickets today!