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Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan
Start Date: 7/23/2017Start Time: 2:05 PM
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Event Description:

MDC’s Tower Theater Exclusive

A film by Linda Saffire and Adam Schlesinger
Cast: Wendy Whelan

US | 2016 | 90 min | Documentary | Not Rated
English with no subtitles

One of the modern era’s most acclaimed dancers, Whelan was a principal ballerina for the New York City Ballet. As the film opens, Whelan is 46, battling a painful injury that has kept her from the ballet stage, and facing the prospect of her impending retirement from the company. What we see, as we journey with her, is a woman of tremendous strength, resilience and good humor. We watch Whelan brave the surgery that she hopes will enable her comeback to NYCB and we watch her begin to explore the world of contemporary dance, as she steps outside the traditionally patriarchal world of ballet to create Restless Creature, a collection of four contemporary vignettes forged in collaboration with four young choreographers.

Producer(s): Linda Saffire, Adam Schlesinger
Cinematography: Don Lenzer
Music: Philip Sheppard
Editing: Bob Eisenhardt

2017 Miami International Film Festival:
Official Selection

“An intimate and engaging chronicle of her final months with the New York City Ballet.” – Sheri Linden, LA Times
| full review

“…Saffire and Schlesinger exhibit Whelan's grace in dance and in life.” – Serena Donadoni, Village Voice
| full review

“Her disarming combination of humility and honesty, making light of heavy emotions without concealing their true weight, has much to do with how this affecting film portrait can sneak up on you.” – Brian Seibert, NY Times
| full review

“Compelling and beautifully crafted ...” – Claudia Bauer, San Francisco Chronicle | full review




Location Information:
Tower Theater  (View Map)
1508 S.W. 8th Street
Miami, FL 33135
Phone: (305) 643-8706
Contact Information:
Name: Orlando Rojas
Phone: (305) 237-2463
Admission Information
11.50, General admission
$ 9, Seniors, Non-MDC Students, MDC Staff
$ 7, MDC students, Tower Theater and Miami Film Society members
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Free parking available behind the theater
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