La danse


The Main 3 Sat, Apr 15, 2017 11:00 AM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Guest Attending:Yes
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Jewish Interest
Voice Category:Art in Pictures
Release Year:2009
Runtime:158 min
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Zipporah Films
Director:Frederick Wiseman
Producer:Frederick Wiseman
Cinematographer:John Davey
Editor:Francisco D'Eufemia
Alan Segal
Composer:Joby Talbot
Benjamin Wynn
Principal Cast:Laila Maltz
Katia Szechtman
Lara Tarlowski
Natali Maltz
Maria Soldi
Pedro Trocca
Denise Groesman
Filmography:Adjustment & Work ('86)
Aspen (1991)
At Berkeley (2013)
Ballet (1995)
Basic Training (1971)
Maine (1999)
Blind (1986)
Boxing Gym (2010)
Canal Zone (1977)
Central Park (1989)
Crazy Horse (2011)
Deaf (1986)
Domestic Violence (2001)
Domestic Violence 2 (2002)
Essene (1972)
High School (1968)
High School 2 (1994)
Hospital (1969)
In Jackson Heights (2015)


Director Frederick Wiseman will join via Skype following the screening

Frederick Wiseman’s cinematic portrait of the Paris Opera Ballet is widely considered one of his greatest works, touching on his favorite themes, including dance, teaching and how groups of people push each other to great heights.

“A unique kind of magic: a documentary about the work in art that is itself a work of art.” —The Boston Globe

Tribute: Masters of Cinema

In the world of film, there are significant filmmakers who have redefined our understanding of the motion picture artform over the decades. Each year, the Film Society recognizes the work of one of these master filmmakers—writers, directors, cinematographers—whose bold contributions have left indelible marks on the medium.

MSPIFF’s 2017 Master Honoree is Frederick Wiseman, accomplished filmmaker, documentarian, and theatrical director. Wiseman was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and studied at Williams College and Yale Law School. After a brief stint serving in the Army and living in Paris, Wiseman returned to Boston and began making documentary film. His work has won numerous awards including Guggenheim and MacArthur fellowships.

Wiseman’s style, often referred to as “observational mode,” focuses on the exploration of social institutions, such as hospitals, police departments, and high schools. His first foray into producing feature-length films was The Cool World (‘63), followed by Titicut Follies (‘67), which he both produced and directed. In 2014, Wiseman was awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 71st Venice International Film Festival. In 2016, he was a recipient of an Honorary Oscar from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.