Time: October 14, 2016 at 4pm to October 20, 2016 at 6pm
Location: Cinema Art Theater
Street: 17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2
Website or Map: http://www.rehobothfilm.com
Event Type: film
Organized By: Jeri Kaplan
Latest Activity: Dec 22, 2016
The Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Cinema Art Theater will present DANCER, a documentary directed by Steven Cantor.
Ukrainian-born "bad boy of ballet" Sergei Polunin became the Royal Ballet's youngest-ever principal dancer at age 19. But two years later — at the height of his success — he walked away from it all, resolving to give up dance entirely. Steven Cantor's DANCER tracks the life of this iconoclastic virtuoso, from his prodigal beginnings in the Ukraine to his awe-inspiring performances in the U.K., Russia, and eventually the U.S., where he went viral after David LaChapelle filmed him dancing to Hozier's "Take Me to Church." Yet beyond celebrating the raw talent and wild ambition of Polunin, whose sights are now set on Hollywood, DANCER considers how wealth and success may not be enough when it comes to finding personal and professional identity. [2016, France, Runtime: 85 mins.)
“Los Angeles Times” film critic Robert Abele offers that “…Sergei Polunin loves to dance but doesn’t always know why he’s dancing. That internal conflict is at the heart of Steven Cantor’s sensitive, luxuriantly filmed documentary about the princely, magnetic Polunin…”
Screening times are 4:00 pm on Friday and Sunday, (Oct 14 & 16), and 1:00 pm on Wednesday and Thursday (Oct 19 & 20). Tickets can be purchased at the Cinema Art Theater, starting 30 minutes prior to each screening. Admission for a screening is $8 for RBFS members and $10 for future members. All screenings are held at the Cinema Art Theater located at 17701 Dartmouth Drive in Dartmouth Plaza, behind the Lewes Wawa.