Sunday, March 04, 2018

Her Magnum Opus comes to Jacob Burns

My biggest news of the month concerns the next local screening of Her Magnum Opus.

Tuesday April 3 at 7:35 pm
Jacob Burns Film Center

A freewheeling narrative enacted almost entirely through movement and music, Marta Renzi’s Her Magnum Opus is the award-winning choreographer’s (and longtime friend of Jonathan Demme) ode to creativity and community. Presiding over the festivities is Aileen Passloff, a grey-haired force of nature playing a version of herself. A diverse cast weaves in and out of her home, including a devoted younger friend (dancer Arthur Avil├ęs), a pregnant dancer, a young couple in need of counseling, even a fairytale prince who pops out of a pile of autumn leaves. A tantalizing mix of magical realism and improvised naturalism, the film unfolds in bucolic settings—a beach, a forest, and a country house which holds emotional ties for the group as a source of inspiration and solace.

The Jacob Burns Film Center is a prestigious venue, with a beautiful screen and comfy seats - which I expect to fill, thanks to you and everyone you know.  

So please spread the word.

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