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The White Crow – 4PM
August 15, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:07 pm
The White Crow
Screening: Thursday, August 15, 2019 – 4pm, 7pm
Uptown Theatre, 55 Dunlop St. W., Barrie
Directed by: Ralph Fiennes
Written by: David Hare
Cast: Oleg Ivenko, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Ralph Fiennes, Sergei Polunin, Louis Hofmann, Chulpan Khamatova
Drama/Biography, 14A for some sexuality, graphic nudity, and language, 127 minutes, Language: English, Russian and French with English subtitles (United Kingdom/France)
“Provocative and Evocative…Superbly Directed by Ralph Fiennes” – Baz Bamigboye, DAILY MAIL
“Fiennes gives a hypnotic performance as Nureyev’s favourite teacher, Alexander Pushkin.” – Charlotte O’Sullivan, London Evening Standard
A young man of just 22, dressed in a black beret and a dark narrow suit, is on an airplane flying from St. Petersburg to Paris. It is 1961 and Rudolf Nureyev, not yet the imperious figure of legend, is a member of the world-renowned Kirov Ballet Company, travelling for the first time outside the Soviet Union.
Parisian life delights Nureyev and the young dancer is eager to consume all the culture, art and music the dazzling city has to offer. But the KGB officers who watch his every move become increasingly suspicious of his behaviour and his friendship with the young Parisienne Clara Saint. When they finally confront Nureyev with a shocking demand, he is forced to make a heart-breaking decision, one that may change the course of his life forever and put his family and friends in terrible danger.
From Nureyev’s poverty-stricken childhood in the Soviet city of Ufa, to his blossoming as a student dancer in Leningrad, to his arrival at the epicentre of western culture in Paris in the early 1960s and a nail-biting stand-off at the Le Bourget airport, The White Crow is the true story of an incredible journey by a unique artist who transformed the world of ballet forever.
Winner, Special Achievement Award for Outstanding Artistic Contribution/Nominated for Best Film, Tokyo International Film Festival, 2018
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Film tickets: $10 for Adults, $8 for Seniors/Students
Advance tickets are available online and at the Uptown Theatre box office one week before screening (in the evenings an hour before their first screening). HST is included in the ticket price.