The Constellation Change Film Festival is all about showcasing dance on film and opens jazz hand style on Monday with the classic musical "West Side Story". People who don’t like musicals like "West Side Story" and we reckon it will be cracking on the big screen. The film positively sizzles with Jerome Robbins’ fantastic choreography, especially the kick ass gang battling routines and the sizzling and sassy Latin styled "America". Go see!
If you fancy something a little less blockbuster the festival presents two evenings of diverse shorts over the week, promising dancey films about a female hologram, a Bulgarian jazz cape, comedy gang battling, dying and disability, sex with cars, Cuba and (our personal favourite) a surreal, animated, underwater ballet Busby-Berkeley-style.
We would also recommend that you don’t miss the documentary about octogenarian tap-dancing showgirls, the Silver Belles. Yes, seriously.
The Constellation Change Film Festival runs from 19-23 March 2007 at the Screen on the Green, the Everyman at Hampstead and the Curzon Soho. For more information and to download a festival brochure click here.
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