smARTfilms: Best of Port Townsend Film Festival – “Ballets Russes” (Matinee)
Curator Janette Force has put together a tastemaker cinematic sampler, each a crowd-pleasing feature in recent years at the annual Port Townsend Film Festival.
Auditorium opens at 1:30 PM
Movies begin at 2:00 PM
Featured Film – Ballets Russes
Directed by Daniel Geller & Dayna Goldfine | PTFF 2004 | USA/USSR | 120 min
From 1909 to 1929, the Ballets Russes traveled the globe, becoming one of the most famous ballet troupes in the world as they collaborated with painters and filmmakers, and setting new standards for artistry in dance production. When their impresario, Sergei Diaghilev, died in 1929, the company’s glory years came to an end, but their legend persisted through the 20th century. A 2000 reunion of surviving members in New Orleans provides the world with an opportunity to pay tribute.