Monday, November 8, 2010
A beautiful new dance film -- revisiting a famous ballet by Jerome Robbins -- that made its premiere this past March at SxSW (and then on TV) is getting its New York theatrical debut at the reRun Theater in Brooklyn this week, prior to making its DVD debut (on Blu-Ray yet!) toward the end of this month. NY EXPORT: OPUS JAZZ takes Robbins' 1950s ballet into the 21st Century, using today's young dancers dressed in current jeans/t-shirt/
sneakers fashion, dancing to the fine jazz score by Robert Prince.
Henry Joost (above, left -- of the now famous Catfish) and Jody Lee Lipes (below, right -- cinematographer of AfterSchool and the just-releasing Tiny Furniture), and these guys have done
Fosse model, with its incessant hip-flips & gimmicks.
reRun/Gastropub Theater screening times and dates for NY Expo: Opus Jazz, click here. The DVD, via Factory 25, will be available in just two weeks (on November 23) for sale or rental. Either way, don't miss this one. At the theater and on the DVD is a 15-minute extra: A Ballet in Sneakers: Jerome Robbins on Opus Jazz. A time-trip back to the 50s, this little short fascinates on a lot of levels.