Directed by Jody Lee Lipes, Ballet 422 offers an inside look, from first rehearsal through to world premier as it follows emerging young choreographer Justin Peck and his dancers, as they prepare for a very important production at the prestigious New York City Ballet.
With just two months to pull everything together, I got to experience the sense of urgency and the apparent stress involved with such a feat, especially for Justin.
Ballet 422 is ideal for dancers but more so for those curious about what it might be like to be in a situation similar to Peck’s, even though interestingly, he’s never actually interviewed.
I’m no expert in this particular art form, of course, but seeing the finished production at the end didn’t quite leave me more interested in being a spectator of ballet. At least not as much as the following…
Netflix has a new documentary about celebrated U.S. Comedian, Tig Notaro. Tig tells the story of what is arguably the most challenging period of Notaro’s life and how she made it through, thanks to the healing power of comedy.
I do rather love Comedians. I also love documentaries about inspiring people. So something tells me that at the very least, this one is going to be interesting.
I haven’t watched Greta Gerwig in a film since 2010’s Greenberg with Ben Stiller. Looking at the trailer for Gerwig’s new Noah Baumbach directed comedy, Mistress America, I really have no excuse not to. In fact, I’m already sold on her character’s refreshingly interesting and adventurous persona.
Directed by acclaimed documentary filmmaker, Davis Guggenheim He Named Me Malala follows the events before and after the Talibans’ attack on Malala Yousafzai, a young Pakistani school girl, shot in the head for speaking her mind on girls’ right to education.
I’m looking forward to learning more about one of my heroes, Malala Yousazai and her extra ordinary parents.