Dec 7, 2019
Palais de Festival at the Cannes Dance Festival
Suitable for audiences 14+
Different and unpredictable, this is the company to see.” – The New York Times
“Titicut: Follies – The Ballet,” is the stunning product of a partnership between dancer and choreographer James Sewell and famed documentarian Frederick Wiseman. The filmmaker has received an Honorary Academy Award and numerous Emmy Awards for his lifetime achievements. “Titicut: Follies” was his first feature film – a heartbreaking account of a prison for the criminally insane filmed in the 1960s. Backed by Lenny Picket’s musical score, Sewell and Wiseman created haunting scenes of interactions between patients and caregivers, and moving portraits of people in battle with their minds. A talk-back session with Sewell, Wiseman and others takes place after the ballet.