|I saw this documentary twice. Once in Chicago two weeks ago and once several days ago in Boca Raton, Florida. Both theatres were packed. Both theatres were stunned at the end. People did not want to leave.
It WILL win "Best Documentary Film" at the Academy Awards this year.
Anyone of any age involved in theatre or show business, or wanting to be involved in theatre or show business in any professional, amateur, community, high school, college; whether participant, audience, fan, etc. in ANY way should see this movie. One of my friends called and left a tearful message thanking my wife for insisting she attend the movie.
It starts 8 months before the opening night of the first Broadway revival of A CHORUS LINE. It follows the casting, auditioning and personal lives of those auditioning form professionals of long standing to kids who just have a yearning to auditioning to be in a Broadway Show!
Anyone who writes, acts, directs, produces, attends theatre in any of its tangential wyas will be thrilled and moved by this movie.
If you see it - and I hope you will - please leave your reactions to the movie on this Forum.
it is a love affair with the totality of theatre. From the original 12 hour tapes Michael Bennett made with the group of dancers, to the opening night of the revival, it is a gorgeous journey in the theatre.
Joseph Papp cast me my first job in the theatre, as he did many a young actor in New York. My wife knew one of the original cast members in the musical. I knew replacements in the show. You will so so many personalities you will fall in love with who just want to perform and make the theatre what it is for so many of us.
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