Fun, frightening, and fantastic films set in the world of dance.
‘Pleasantly Plump’ teenager Tracy Turnblad achieves her dream of becoming a regular on the Corny Collins Dance Show. Now a teen hero, she starts using her fame to speak out for the causes she believes in, most of all integration. In doing so, she earns the wrath of the show’s former star, Amber Von Tussle, as well as Amber’s manipulative, pro-segregation parents. The rivalry comes to a head as Amber and Tracy vie for the title of Miss Auto Show 1963.
Friday, March 31
Saturday, April 1
Director: John Waters
Starring: Ricki Lake, Colleen Fitzpatrick, Michael St. Gerard, Sonny Bono, Deborah Harry, Divine.
Runtime: 92 min.
Young American dancer Susie Bannion arrives in 1970s Berlin to audition for the world-renowned Helena Markos Dance Co. When she vaults to the role of lead dancer, the woman she replaces breaks down and accuses the company's female directors of witchcraft. Meanwhile, an inquisitive psychotherapist and a member of the troupe uncover dark and sinister secrets as they probe the depths of the studio's hidden underground chambers.
Friday, April 7
Saturday, April 8
Director: Luca Guadagnino
Starring: Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Mia Goth, Chloë Grace Moretz.
Runtime: 152 min.
DRACULA: PAGES FROM A VIRGIN'S DIARY 2002
A cinematic version of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s adaptation of Bram Stoker’s gothic novel Dracula. Filmed in a style reminiscent of silent Expressionist cinema of the early 20th century (complete with intertitles and monochrome photography), it uses dance to tell the story of a sinister but intriguing immigrant who preys upon young English women.
Saturday, April 15
Director: Guy Maddin
Starring: Zhang Wei-Qiang, Tara Birtwhistle
David Moroni, CindyMarie Small
Runtime: 75 min.
Young dancers gather in a remote and empty school building to rehearse on a cold and wintry night. The all-night celebration soon turns into a hallucinatory nightmare when they learn that their sangria is laced with LSD.
Friday, April 21
Saturday, April 22
Director: Gaspar Noé
Starring: Sofia Boutella, Kiddy Smile, Romain Guillermic, Souheila Yacoub.
Runtime: 96 min.
THE RED SHOES 1948
In this classic drama, Vicky Page is an aspiring ballerina torn between her dedication to dance and her desire to love. While her imperious instructor, Boris Lermontov, urges to her to forget anything but ballet, Vicky begins to fall for the charming young composer Julian Craster. Eventually Vicky, under great emotional stress, must choose to pursue either her art or her romance, a decision that carries serious consequences.
Sunday, April 23
Director: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Starring: Moira Shearer, Anton Walbrook, Marius Goring, Leonide Massine
Runtime: 134 min.