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.

VOR:   A likely gem for dance scholars, given the trove of archival material. Little to teach documentarians, though.

Photo © 2013 Augusta Films, © 2014 Kino Lorber Films

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C+

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