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The News: The 'Dance and the Dance

By S.T. VanAirsdale

Some of today's movie news of note from around New York:

--The Father of The Reeler makes me proud today with this breezy set of sketches from Sundance, the first piece of reporting from Park City that makes me think I might be missing anything at this year's festival: "Beyond the joy of a new snowfall, of course, there were some messages that this indie playground was welcoming more than movie stars and dollar signs. There were plenty of those, but there were also some movies with nobody special attached that rang out against the din." Read on for the hot tips, many of which you're likely to find this spring at New Directors/New Films and Sundance at BAM.

--"Why Aren’t There Any Mainstream Ballet Movies?" asks Dene-Hern Chen at the Tisch Film Review. Yeah, hey, what the fuck? Sundance '09, here we come!

--A memo dropped over the transom this morning at Reeler HQ notes that Last Year at Marienbad vexed, frustrated, infuriated and transfixed audiences at Film Forum over the four-day weekend to the tune of $19,101 -- the highest per-screen average of any film in New York not named Cloverfield. Those Rialto kids, I swear. It's like they print money.

--Aaron Hillis has a fantastic interview with Woody Allen over at, featuring ruminations on everything from laziness to reviews to... retirement? "You know, I'm 72. I could suddenly, at 73 or 78, say, 'God, I don't want to do this anymore.' But right now, I feel just as energetic doing it as when I first started." Alas, if only his fans could say the same.

Posted at January 22, 2008 12:13 PM

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