Favorite

 

Rated NR · 90 minutes · 2011

Biography, Documentary
Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance is a documentary about famed Joffrey Ballet. The film charts its creation in 1956 by Robert Joffrey and Gerald Arpino, and the hard times it has survived over the years. There is a lot of love and admiration for the company’s two founders, and previous students/performers describe just how much passion the two had for their art form. While the film is interesting at times, it loses steam after about the first half-hour. It looks more like something that was made for TV than a doc created for a theatrical release; in fact, this topic may have been better served by a 45-minute TV piece. However, those who are passionate about dance (ballet in particular) will probably get immense amounts of entertainment out of these 82 minutes.
Director: Bob Hercules
Producer: Harold Ramis, Jay Alix, Una Jackman and Erica Ramis
Cast: Mandy Patinkin

Reviews/comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a review


Roll over stars and click to rate.

Now Showing

  1. Thu 21
  2. Fri 22
  3. Sat 23
  4. Sun 24
  5. Mon 25
  6. Tue 26
  7. Wed 27

    Find reviews & showtimes for all films in town.

© 2017 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation