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PAUL TAYLOR: DANCEMAKER, SPARKLE, USED CARS and More Set for Film Society of Lincoln Center, Feb 2013

The Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced its upcoming screenings and appearances for February 2013. Details below!


FRIDAY, February 1
FIVE DANCES at Dance on Camera with director Alan Brown, cinematographer Derek McKane and lead actor/dancer Ryan Steele attending and participating in a post-screening Q&A (in the Walter Reade Theater).

SATURDAY, February 2
Ice Theatre of New York panel presentation at Dance on Camera with Dick Button, Olympic champion skater and commentator; Moira North, Director of Ice Theatre of New York; Joanna Mendl Shaw, choreographer; Alberto del Saz, former ice skating champion from Spain, choreographer; and Sara Hughes, 2002 Olympic skating champion (in the the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center).

SUNDAY, February 3
Paul Taylor: DANCEMAKER at Dance on Camera with special guests from the Paul Taylor Dance Co., including: John Tomlinson, Executive Director, Dancers: Patrick Corbin, Rachel Berman, Michael Trusnovec and Tom Patrick, Ross Kramberg, Past Executive Director, and Stacey-Jo Marine, past Stage Manager, all attending the screening (in the Elinor Bunin Munore Film Center)..


Wednesday, February 6 at 6:30PM in the Walter Reade Theater

Introduced by Jeremy Piven ("Entouarge"), Lifecasters is a film project featuring short films by Adam McKay (ANCHORMAN, "Funny or Die"), Shira Piven (FULLY LOADED), Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert (THE LAST TRUCK: CLOSING OF A GM PLANT, A LION IN THE HOUSE), and Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly (THE WAY WE GET BY) that tell stories of Americans who have discovered creative ways of realizing their dreams - a bit later in life.

The event includes the screenings as well as a live musical performance by MC5's Wayne Kramer, a subject of one of the films.

Directors: Adam McKay and Shira Piven
Film profiles influential MC5 guitarist and ex-prisoner Wayne Kramer, chronicling his own complicated journey of recovery using music as rehabilitation with prison inmates through his charity Jail Guitar Doors.

Directors: Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert
Film tells the story of African-American dancer Sheri "Sparkle" Williams, one of the oldest female professional dancers still practicing in the United States.

Directors: Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly
Film is a portrait of Albert Hurwit, an 80-year-old retired doctor who could not read or write music, yet composed an award-winning symphony.

Film Comment Double Feature
Wednesday, February 6 at 6:00PM in the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center

I WANNA HOLD YOUR HAND (1978) 104min
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Country: USA
This frenetic and madcap debut from Robert Zemeckis showcases the comedic and pop culture-conscious sensibility that underpins and thankfully grounds the director's subsequent career as a master of large-scale, high-concept, and special effects-driven spectacles from ROMANCING THE STONE to BACK TO THE FUTURE and beyond. It's 1964 and America is in the first flush of Beatlemania. Led by soon-to-be-married Pam (Nancy Allen), four girls from Maplewood, NJ head for the Big Apple, intent (for a variety of reasons) on infiltrating the hotel where the Fab Four are staying prior to their legendary appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show in order to secure a personal audience with their idols. Enter Eddie Deezen as Beatles fanatic Richard "Ringo" Klaus, in full Jerry Lewis mode.

USED CARS (1980) 113min
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Country: USA
Despite the lambasting of the Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale-scripted 1941, executive producer Steven Spielberg backed his protégés once again with this caustic, rapid-fire satire about the sharp-practice rivalry between two used-car dealerships. In a career-breakout bravura comic performance, a pre-John Carpenter Kurt Russell plays sleazy hotshot salesman and aspiring politician Rudy, the king of the New Deal lot, owned by Luke Fuchs (Jack Warden). Luke's cut-throat rival and twin brother Roy (played-you guessed it-by Warden) runs the lot on the opposite side of the highway, where he hatches a plot to do away with the competition... with extreme prejudice. The ensuing battle royale between Rudy and Roy is a non-stop tour de force of kinetic, ever-more-elaborate gags and a tribute to the greed, duplicity, and mean-spiritedness that made America great.

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