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Ballet Now

Get an all-access glimpse inside the dazzling world of ballet through the lens of New York City Ballet’s Prima Ballerina Tiler Peck. The first woman to be asked to curate The Los Angeles Music Center’s famed BalletNOW series, a three-day dance extravaganza, Tiler brings together a diverse cast of dancers from around the globe to execute her one-of-a-kind vision. With mounting pressures and less than a week to showtime, will she pull it off?

Won't You Be My Neighbor?

For over three decades the beloved series Mister Rogers' Neighborhood introduced generations of children to Fred Rogers, a gentle and warm man who addressed his young audience directly with respect and compassion. Dealing with social issues and challenges, Rogers’ unique approach was to be soft-spoken but honest. With clips from the landmark show and interviews with people who worked with and were influenced by Rogers, Oscar-winning director Morgan Neville has crafted a film that's both tribute and caution. We're reminded not only of the brilliance and beauty of Mr.

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami

Go on an electrifying journey through the life and art of glam-pop superstar Grace Jones. A larger-than-life entertainer, screen star and androgynous diva–Jones is all these things and more. Combining intimate personal footage and dazzling musical sequences with candid backstage moments and interviews with her closest collaborators Sly & Robbie, acclaimed director Sophie Fiennes goes beyond the traditional music biography, offering a portrait as stylish and definition-defying as its subject.

This is Congo - Films Changing the World

Highly immersive and eye-opening, Daniel McCabe’s documentary takes a unique look at the world's longest continuing conflict and those who are surviving within it. The Democratic Republic of the Congo has seen more than five million conflict-related deaths, multiple regime changes and the impoverishment of its people over the past two decades. Following four compelling characters—a whistleblower, a patriotic military commander, a mineral dealer, and a displaced tailor—This is Congo offers an authentic on-the-ground perspective on the complex problems facing this lushly beautiful nation.

Bill Cunningham New York - Great Photographers

For over 50 years, the late great The New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham took candid pictures of people near his New York studio home above Carnegie Hall, documenting how they dress and assembling a unique portrait of fashion, society and changing times. Known for being private—even monk-like— this documentary shows us the man behind the photos, chronicling his incredible working life and career and acquainting you with the perspective of an artist perpetually in search of beauty.

Three Identical Strangers

For three teenage boys living in New York in the 1980s, what starts as an uncanny resemblance quickly turns into an extraordinary stranger-than-fiction story. The discovery that Bobby, Eddy and David were triplets separated at birth and adopted by three different families catapults the former strangers to international fame. But their incredible reunion also unlocks a secret that gives this bizarre and charming tale a mysterious and troubling origin story. See one of the most talked-about films of Hot Docs 2018 on our screen after sold-out screenings.

McQueen

A job tailoring men's suits on Savile Row introduced a working-class lad from East London to the world of fashion. For Lee Alexander McQueen, a spark was struck, resulting in the rise of one of the most famous and provocative designers of the 21st century. McQueen took to fashion with a passion that burned bright and hot; his success was fueled by raw talent, enabled by money and drugs, before he inevitably, tragically burned out.

Anote's Ark

The Pacific Island nation of Kiribati is one of the most remote places on the planet, seemingly far-removed from the pressures of modern life. Yet it is one of the first countries that must confront the pressing dangers of rising sea levels. Against a backdrop of international climate and human rights negotiations, Kiribati’s President Anote Tong races to find a way to protect his nation from imminent disappearance- while on ground level, a young mother of six seeks to migrate her family to New Zealand.

Performance on Screen: Swan Lake

Swan Lake is one of the most beloved canonical masterpieces of ballet and has been part of The Royal Ballet’s repertoire since 1934. This season, Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett has revived the production to rapturous critical acclaim with dazzling new choreography and the unique vision of designer John Macfarlane. Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman, Odette, he is enraptured. But she is under a spell that holds her captive, allowing her to regain her human form only at night.

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