The ‘simultaneous world premiere.’ Joffrey‘s festival debut screens LIVE to Emerging audiences nationwide on January 28

Get ready! Early in 2012 Emerging will be bringing our latest movie event to digital cinemas across the US, only this time we plan to hit our arthouse documentary fans and Ballet In Cinema audiences in one fell swoop!

Teaming up once again with the prestigious Lincoln Center in New York City, Emerging Pictures, in partnership with Hybrid Cinema, will be presenting the World Premiere of the documentary Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance at movie theatres simultaneously with the film’s screening at Film Society of Lincoln Center on January 28th. Joffrey opens the 40th edition of the Dance On Camera Festival, produced annually by Dance Films Association. This event marks the first time that a film has simulcast its world premiere out of a major festival.

Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance takes a look at the Joffrey Ballet, the groundbreaking cultural treasure known as the first truly American dance company. Narrated by Tony® and Emmy® Award winner Mandy Patinkin and directed by Bob Hercules (Bill T. Jones: A Good Man), the film documents how the Joffrey revolutionized American ballet by daringly combining modern dance with traditional ballet technique, combining art with social statement and setting ballets to pop and rock music scores. The film features rare excerpts from many seminal Joffrey works including Astarte, Trinity and Billboards.

This event will also include an interactive post-screening Q&A featuring a panel of talent past and present from the Joffrey, to be webcast LIVE into participating theatres. If you attend a screening you can submit questions and comments in real time to the panelists through Twitter using the hashtag #JoffreyMovie.


Moderator: Sasha Anawalt, author of The Joffrey Ballet: Robert Joffrey and the Making of an American Dance Company
Panelists: Bob Hercules, director of the film; Trinette Singleton, one of original dancers of The Joffrey Ballet, who appeared on Time Magazine’s cover in 1968 for the rock ballet Astarte; Ashley C. Wheater, Current Artistic Director of the Joffrey; Christian Holder, former Joffrey principal.


THEATRE CITY(Alpha by State)
Harkins Chandler Fashion 20 Chandler, AZ
Harkins Arrowhead Fountains 18 Peoria, AZ
Harkins Scottsdale 101 14 Scottsdale, AZ
Laemmle’s Claremont 5 (no Q&A) Claremont, CA
Laemmle’s Town Center 5 (no Q&A) Encino, CA
Lighthouse Cinemas Pacific Grove, CA
Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 (no Q&A) Pasadena, CA
Smith Rafael Film Center San Rafael, CA
Laemmle’s Monica 4 (no Q&A) Santa Monica, CA
Summerfield Cinemas Santa Rosa, CA
Boedecker Theater Boulder, CO
Digiplex Bloomfield Cinema 8 Bloomfield, CT
Bijou Theatre Bridgeport, CT
West End Cinema Washington, DC
Theatre N Wilmington, DE
Cinematique Theater Daytona Beach, FL
Cinema Paradiso Fort Lauderdale, FL
Mos’ Art Theatre Lake Park, FL
Cosford Cinema Miami/Coral Gables, FL
Silverspot Cinema Naples, FL
Cape Ann Community Cinema Gloucester, MA
Berkshire Museum – Little Cinema Pittsfield, MA
AFI Silver Theatre Silver Springs, MD
Riviera Theatre Three Rivers, MI
Heights Theatre Minneapolis, MN
Digiplex Cranford Theatre Cranford, NJ
ACME Screening Room Lambertville, NJ
KiMo Theatre Albuquerque, NM
The Screen Santa Fe, NM
Harwood Museum of Art Taos, NM
Smith Opera House Geneva, NY
Proctors Schenectady, NY
Cedar Lee Theatre Cleveland, OH
Gateway Film Center Columbus, OH
Circle Cinema Tulsa, OK
Bryn Mawr Film Institute Bryn Mawr, PA
The Ware Center Lancaster, PA
Prince Music Theater Philadelphia, PA
Jane Pickens Theatre Newport, RI
The Peace Center Greenville, SC
Opera House Live Shepherdstown, WV