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THE TURNING POINT
The Criticially Acclaimed
Thursday 1st November, 20.30, £6 (£4.50), Filmhouse
Dir: Herbert Ross, USA, 119mins (1977)
Starring: Shirley MacLaine, Anne Bancroft, Mikhail Baryshnikov
Featuring a ballet company based on American Ballet Theatre, this 11 time Oscar ® nominated film showcases some of the most stunning ballet performance sequences committed to celluloid. It’s a story of envy and regret as the rivalry between two dancers is re-ignited when the daughter of one of them joins the same company which made them. Directed by Herbert Ross (former choreographer to the company), executive produced by Norah Kaye (on of the company’s most prominent principal dancers) and with many characters played by actual members of the company, The Turning Point is an authentic and heartfelt film about the trials and tribulations of being in a leading ballet company.
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