Featuring breathtaking dance sequences and footage of intimate rehearsals, Mr. Gaga tells the story of Ohad Naharin, the renowned choreographer and artistic director of the Batsheva Dance Company. A genius who redefined the language of modern dance, Naharin’s personal life is as compelling as his artistic evolution. A visual delight, Mr. Gaga is a spirited and insightful introduction to a man of creative integrity and extraordinary vision. In Portland the film will be followed by a discussion led by Nell Shipman, Artistic Director of the Portland Ballet in Portland. Discussion in Lewiston will be led by Julie Fox, Bates College visiting professor of dance.
“The dancing alone is worth the price of admission,” IndieWire Review
“An intense pleasure” Roger Ebert Review
“the most successful documentary film in Israeli history” The New Yorker
Documentary / Dir:Tomer Heymann / Israel / 2015 / English and Hebrew w/ Eng ST / 98 min
Best Documentary Aspen Filmfest; Best Documentary Sofia Film Festival; Audience Award SXSW Film Festival; Jerusalem Film Festival; London Film Festival; HotDocs Canadian Film Festival