Post-screening discussion with director Hercules; former Joffrey dancer and Arpino Foundation board member Michael Anderson; and additional Joffrey dancers to be announced.
"An exhilarating piece of dance history." - Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"A bountiful feast for dance lovers, as well as a thrilling story of artistic endeavor for everyone to savor." - David Noh, Film Journal International
Saturday, September 23, 3:00 p.m. | Featuring rare excerpts from seminal Joffrey works, JOFFREY: MAVERICKS OF AMERICAN DANCE tells the story of this groundbreaking cultural treasure, known as the first truly American dance company. Narrated by Mandy Patinkin and directed by Hercules (BILL T. JONES: A GOOD MAN), this vivid portrait documents how the Joffrey Ballet revolutionized American ballet by daringly combining modern dance with traditional ballet technique, combining art with social statement, and setting ballets to pop and rock music scores. Produced by Una Jackman, Jay Alix, Erica Mann Ramis, and the late Harold Ramis. Post-screening discussion with director Hercules; former Joffrey dancer and Arpino Foundation board member Michael Anderson; and additional Joffrey dancers to be announced.
The Film Center is ADA accessible. This presentation will be projected without open captions. The theater is hearing-loop equipped. For accessibility requests, please email firstname.lastname@example.org