Sunday, May 21, 2017
Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan
One of the best of the flood of recent ballet related docs, RESTLESS CREATURE is a portrait of a woman trying to figure out where life is going to take her. Beautifully filmed is a rare bird in ballet films which not only makes a non-ballet fan understand not only how good Whalen is but also appreciate the dancing. I can't tell you how many dance films I see where the director keeps everything so inside that unless you're a fan going in you won't have a clue as to what is going on. That is not the case here and directors Adam Schlesinger and Linda Saffire have made a film that has me wanting to go see Whalen dance when she comes to town.
I don't know what to say other than I highly recommend the film when it opens in theaters starting May 24th in New York and June 9th in LA.