Ballet 422 Poster

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 Lipes

Genres: Documentary

Distributors: Magnolia Pictures

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  • 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

  • Ballet 422, a documentary verité, is not for everyone. The expected conventions of plot, dialogue, and action are all but missing, and some viewers may find it slow. But for dance lovers, it is a rare visit to the workings of one of the finest ballet companies in the world. show more

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

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