USA, 2011, 134 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: France
Screens Through March 29
Digital Presentation - Celebrated documentary director Frederick Wiseman spent ten weeks with his camera exploring one of the most mythic places dedicated to women: the Crazy Horse. Over the years this legendary Parisian cabaret club, founded in 1951 by Alain Bernardin, has become the Parisian nightlife 'must' for any visitors, ranking alongside the Eiffel Tower and The Louvre. Wiseman's impeccable eye allows us to enter into this intriguing international temple of the Parisian club world and to discover what makes the Crazy Horse tick: elegance, dedication to the ideal, and a grueling schedule (with two shows a night and three on Saturdays, seven days a week). The film follows the rehearsals and performances for a new show called "Désir," staged by perfectionist Philippe Decouflé, a celebrated French choreographer, as well as the backstage preparations of the dancers (make-up and costume fittings) and also the various issues involved in the planning of the show and the administration of the club. The show "Désir" is an artistic, modern, humorous and colorful spectacle that is the pinnacle of 'nude chic.'
DIRECTOR: Frederick Wiseman