Menu Film Forum

ANATOMY OF A MALE BALLET DANCER

Wednesday, January 3 - Tuesday, January 16

MON-THU:  2:20   4:15   6:10
FRI:  2:20   4:15   6:10   8:00   10:10
SAT/SUN:  12:30   2:20   4:15   6:10   8:00   10:10

Buy Tickets
$9.00 Member$15.00 RegularBecome a Member

PRODUCED, WRITTEN, AND DIRECTED BY DAVID BARBA AND JAMES PELLERITO

Marcelo Gomes is a danceur noble: a male ballet dancer whose extraordinary technique, charismatic presence, and seemingly effortless strength make him the embodiment of the classical prince. Raised in Rio de Janeiro, the darkly handsome dancer, a principal with American Ballet Theatre since 2002, has been called the Pelé of Ballet. When not performing, rehearsing, or travelling the world as a guest artist, Gomes is at home in NYC’s Hell’s Kitchen, accompanied by Lua, his dachshund. He is a delight, whether candidly discussing the positive influence of a gay uncle while he was growing up, the joys of particular roles, or the vicissitudes of his devotion to classical dance. Includes ravishing clips of Gomes in Swan Lake, Don Quixote, Giselle, and La Bayadère.

Presented with support from the R.G. Rifkind Foundation Endowment for Queer Cinema

USA • 2017 • 83 MINS. • RETRIBUTION MEDIA  / CINEMA TROPICAL

Reviews

“Engrossing. As much a portrait of a professional athlete as a performing artist. Gomes proves an engaging subject, whose dedication is as inspiring as the breathtaking grace and strength of his dancing. An intimate study...fluidly edited and shot with an excellent eye for both the exertion and the seeming effortlessness of the dance sequences.”
– David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter

Q&As with ANATOMY OF A MALE BALLET DANCER Subject Marcelo Gomes and Filmmakers David Barba & James Pellerito

Friday, January 5, 8:00 show

Saturday, January 6, 8:00 show

Friday, January 12, 8:00 show

Saturday, January 13, 8:00 show

Buy Tickets