Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq
First screened in May 2014
Director: Nancy Buirski. Documentary about the life of a legendary ballerina, at various times the lover of George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins, and the loss of her career to polio. Screenplay: Nancy Buirski. Twitter Capsule:
Less a vanity project than an elegy among friends. Almost no prodding, but lovely images.
A likely gem for dance scholars, given the trove of archival material. Little to teach documentarians, though.