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A Chorus Line and Valentino documentaries continue at Angelika Dallas


by David Ninh 29 May 2009

I am a documentary die-hard so I highly recommend two stellar ones currently still playing at Angelika Dallas at Mockingbird Station. I caught Every Little Step last night. Broken dreams, behind-the-scenes drama, unraveling nerves, and of course joyous callbacks — you’ll see it all in this 90-minute featurette spotlighting the tough-as-nails audition process of the 2006 […]

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every-little-step1I am a documentary die-hard so I highly recommend two stellar ones currently still playing at Angelika Dallas at Mockingbird Station. I caught Every Little Step last night. Broken dreams, behind-the-scenes drama, unraveling nerves, and of course joyous callbacks — you’ll see it all in this 90-minute featurette spotlighting the tough-as-nails audition process of the 2006 Broadway revival of A Chorus Line. Over 3,000 actors and dancers tried out for 19 spots in the 2006 production and viewers get a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the whittling down process. The flick also gives some fascinating insight into how the Tony-award winning production in 1975 originated from a late night, wine-induced taped recorded conversation between the original show director/choreographer Michael Bennett and New York City dancers he knew. The revival closed in New York a few months ago, but fans can still catch the touring production coming through Dallas at Music Hall in July with Dallas Summer Musicals.

A singular sensation: The public will have a chance to chat with Michael Serrecchia during Q&A’s, one of the original cast members of A Chorus Line, following the 7:15 p.m. show tonight at Angelika Dallas and 5:45 p.m. show at Angelika Plano tomorrow.

Watch the trailer for the doc.

If you haven’t caught Valentino: The Last Emporer yet, you’re missing out on one of the country’s top grossing docs. In fact, the Angelika Dallas is the top screen in the country selling seats! I just got an email from Vanity Fair writer and the film’s director Matt Tyrnauer who wrote, “I am surprised because New York City is really ground zero for this movie in the US. It’s got it all: The fashion, the ladies, the gays, the indie film crowd. We are on three screens in Manhattan alone. But the Angelika Dallas is our No. 1 screen in the USA. Dallas is a Fashion City and it has a real love of style, and high living…it’s not a shock but it’s a pleasant surprise. I should have known perhaps when 300 people were turned away from the North Park theater at the Dallas AFI showing a few months ago.”

See you at the movies this weekend!

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