• Ballet 422 (2015)

Ballet 422

Release Date: February 6th, 2015

PG |1 hr 12 min

Plot Summary

Filmmaker Jody Lee Lipes follows emerging choreographer Justin Peck as he undertakes the difficult tasks of creating and dancing in the New York City Ballet's 422nd original piece.

Director: Jody Lee Lipes

Genres: Documentary

Keywords: Inspiring, Rise, Moving, Transformation, New York City, Fascinating, Engaging, 2010s

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  • 88
    Peter KeoughBoston Globe

    In a way, Lipes’s documentary resembles Jonathan Demme and David Byrne’s “Stop Making Sense” (1984) — in which Byrne goes on stage solo with a beat box and the rest of the Talking Heads gather one by one — as much as it does Wiseman’s films. show more

  • 60
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

    The doc's structure is a countdown to opening night, but planning goes smoothly enough that little drama accompanies that ticking clock. show more

  • 75
    Farran Smith NehmeNew York Post

    A delightfully immersive look at how a ballet is created, Jody Lee Lipes’ documentary is a stark contrast to the psycho theatrics of something like “Black Swan.” show more

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