Feature Film, ‘Getting to the Nutcracker’, Illuminates Process of Production of Annual Event


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‘Getting to the Nutcracker’ on screen in Jamestown

Published: December 02, 2014 01:00 AM

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“Getting to the Nutcracker” is a feature-length, behind-the-scenes documentary focusing on a ballet school preparing for their production.

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Film meets ballet in a holiday offering from Flickers and the Rhode Island International Film Festival Thursday at 7 p.m.

The ballet is the Christmas classic “The Nutcracker,” and the film, Serene Meshel-Dillman’s “Getting to the Nutcracker.” The feature-length, behind-the-scenes documentary focuses on the Marat Daukayev School of Ballet in Los Angeles from auditions to rehearsal with the young dancers (boys and girls ages 3 to 18) and their families profiled.

Celebrate the season with this family holiday treat at the Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St. Tickets are $10, $7 for kids up to age 12. (Special group rates are available by calling the Festival office in advance of the screening.) Additionally, all attendees will be entered in a free drawing for a full Festival pass worth $350. Online ticketing: http://www.RIFilmFest.org or call (401) 861-4445.

Lynne Chaput

via ‘Getting to the Nutcracker’ on screen in Jamestown | Entertainment – Music, Theater, TV & more | Providence Journal.

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