First Run / Icarus Films distributes the following recent films about
Dance. Please click on the URL's for a full description. The last URL goes
to our Films & Videos on Dance website, where you can see many other titles.
"Highly recommended for all libraries. The film is indeed an exercise in
both the difficulty and the exhilaration of such a rich endeavor...
Riveting." - Library Journal
"An intimate glimpse of how sensibilities as compatible as oil and water
forced themselves to blend and create a successful work despite their
aesthetic differences. The synergy of movement, lighting, costumes, scenic
design and music blend into a moving dance-theater experience." - Stephen
Holden, New York Times
READ MORE: http://www.frif.com/new2002/last.html
Etoiles - Dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet
"A terrific example of the "inside story" genre... a voyeur's dream.
Director Nils Tavernier (who narrates and poses quiet questions from behind
the camera) lingers on the beauty of full-blown stars as well as novices,
interviews teachers and managers, and loiters backstage, in dressing rooms,
and in class. Among the many pleasures are the lively intelligence of the
artists and their perceptiveness about their own situations." - Village Voice
"ETOILES isn't interested in evoking the glamour and pageantry of ballet;
quite the contrary. As the camera zooms in for close-ups of sweating bodies
and rows of pointed feet in ballet slippers, it compiles a disorganized
scrapbook that offers an insider's backstage view of the profession and its
uncertainties. The images of the dancers straining through warm-ups and
rehearsals suggest the clinical realism of Degas paintings." - New York Times
READ MORE: http://www.frif.com/new2002/eto.html
READ MORE about other films on Dance: http://www.frif.com/subjects/dance.html
Dylan M. McGinty
Acquisitions and Marketing
First Run / Icarus Films, Inc.
32 Court Street, 21st Floor
Brooklyn NY 11201
Tel (718) 488 8900 / (800) 876 1710
Fax (718) 488 8642
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