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GLOBAL RHYTHMS, NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

Le Grand Bal

LAETITIA CARTON
France, 2018
89 minutes, Color
Official website

At the annual Grand Bal de l'Europe, 2,000 people come together to celebrate the amazing richness, history, and nuance of dances from every region of France and the world in the best possible way: by dancing. Each summer for 8 days, on the grounds of an old farm near the village of Gennetines, people pitch their tents (though very little sleeping occurs) and, by day, learn the complex steps that all night long they will attempt to execute to the lively music of professional players and singers. Director Laetitia Carton explores a world within a world with a camera that is immersed in movement, music, and expression, and in thoughtful interviews with those who return year after year. Dance lovers, if this film doesn't literally have you on your feet, you will at least be thinking fondly of "On y danse." They dance there. —Judy Bloch

In French with English subtitles


Sunday, April 28
7:45 PM
$14.00
Tuesday, April 30
6:00 PM
$14.00

Trailers may not have subtitles but all of our foreign language films do.
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