By Renato Ghio
I love to watch documentaries, so I’m excited to share some information about two upcoming screenings coming to The Palace Danbury Theatre.
First, on February 25 at 7pm is She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry, an award-winning documentary about the birth of the women’s liberation movement from 1966 to 1971. Combining dramatizations, performance and archival imagery, the film brings to life the stories of women who fought for their own equality and in the process created a worldwide revolution. The film doesn’t shy away from the controversies over race, sexual preference and leadership that arose in the movement. Tickets cost $15 for adults and $10 for students.
Following the screening, there will be a conversation with representatives from the Women’s Center of Greater Danbury. Founded in 1975, the Women’s Center continues to support the social changes for equality depicted in the movie through their social and legislative action.
Then, on March 1 at 2pm is the Connecticut premiere of Ballet 422, a new documentary giving a glimpse into the highly guarded world of professional ballet and the inner workings of the New York City ballet.
The film follows Justin Peck, a 25-year-old member of the New York City ballet’s corps, as he creates the company’s 422 original ballet in just two months. The film is rated PG. All tickets cost $15.
For either screening, you can purchase tickets online at www.thepalacedanbury.com, by telephone at 203-794-9944 between 1pm – 5pm daily and at the box office starting one hour before show time.
The Palace Danbury Theatre is located at 165 Main Street. Free parking for patrons is readily available behind the theatre.