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Choreographer and dancer Benjamin Millepied (Black Swan) may be jetting off this fall to begin his tenure as director of dance at the Paris Opera Ballet, but his company, L.A. Dance Project, is staying put on the West Coast and moving into a new home, the Theatre at Ace, at the newly-restored Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Story: 'Animal Kingdom' Director Boards Starz's 'Flesh and Bone' Ballet Drama From this Thursday through Saturday, the L.A. Dance Project will perform three new works there -- two of them U.S. premieres, including Reflections, choreographed by Millepied. Reflections
- Jordan Riefe
Having seen robust sales last year on Jia Zhangke’s “A Touch of Sin,” Xavier Dolan’s “Tom at the Farm” and Lisa Langseth’s “Hotell,” Paris-based MK2 is looking for further resilient arthouse business on “Don’t Tell Me the Boy Was Mad” the next film by Robert Guediguian.
The pick-up comes as MK2 preps a new program, Mk Live, a movie-series aimed at cinema theaters of the best of recent Paris theaters, musicals and operas.
Produced by France’s Agat Films & Cie, “Mad” shoots July through October in France and Beirut.
Diaphana, MK2’s distribution partner in France, handles French release.
“In the vein of classic Guediguian movies,” said MK2 CEO Nathanael Karmitz, “Mad” has, like many of the director’s films, a social – here also political – subtext, but has a broader canvas and faster-moving plot.
Written with Gilles Taurand (“Farewell, My Queen”), “Fou” begins with a young »
- John Hopewell
Mazel Tov to the Millepieds! Natalie Portman's husband Benjamin Millepied is currently in the process of converting to Judaism, the French-born dancer-choreographer revealed to Israeli newspaper Yediot Acharonot this week. The Oscar-winning actress, 32, is currently living in her native Israel until March with her husband and their baby son Aleph, 2, as she works on her directorial debut, A Tale of Love and Darkness. Portman's hubby told the local paper that he had fallen "in love with this country" and becoming Jewish is "very important for [...] »
Mazel tov! Natalie Portman's husband, Benjamin Millepied, just revealed that he's in the midst of converting to Judaism. In an interview with Israeli newspaper Yediot Acharanot this week, the ballet choreographer explained that becoming Jewish is "very important" to him. Natalie, Benjamin and their son Aleph are all in Israel until March as she's working on casting her directorial debut, A Tale of Love and Darkness. The drama is based on the memoir of Amos Oz, an Israeli author who advocated a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian crisis. Portman was born in Jerusalem but moved to the United States when she was just three years old. Natalie and »
Benjamin Millepied met his wife, Hollywood star Natalie Portman when he choreographed her for the film Black Swan. Now they are set to become France's new golden couple, when Millepied takes over the helm at Paris Opera Ballet later this year. The couple who married in 2012 in an intimate Jewish ceremony in Big Sur, California, will relocate to Paris from La full-time, with their two-year-old son named Aleph, the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet. »
5 items from 2014
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