Mr. Gaga

A True Story of Love and Dance (documentary film)

“Possibly the most exciting documentary for fans of edgier modern dance since “Pina”, with a complex, compelling lead character and plenty of striking performance footage.” -Variety

$18.00 All Seats

5:00-6:00pm: Wine and cheese reception
6:00-7:30pm: Film screening
7:30-8:00pm: Q&A with Fontaine Dubus, Director of The Dance Place

Mr Gaga: A True Story of Love and Dance
Director: Tomer Heymann

Join us for an evening of film, wine and discussion! We open the evening with a complimentary wine & cheese reception in the upper lobby. Next up is our feature film, the critically acclaimed film Mr. Gaga which profiles Ohad Naharin, artistic director of the Batshava Dance Company and regarded as one of the most important choreographers in the world.

Meeting him at a critical turning point in his personal life, this spirited and insightful documentary will introduce you to a man with great artistic integrity and an extraordinary vision. This story of an artistic genius who redefined the language of modern dance is guaranteed to leave you skipping. 

Released overseas in 2015, Mr. Gaga has been seen by more than 250,000 film-goers, screened at hundreds of film festivals (including Full Frame Film Festival, Hotdocs Film Festival and San Francisco International Film Festival), won many awards including Audience Award at SXSW Film Festival and Best Documentary at Aspen Film Festival and was nominated for a European Film Award.

Mr. Gaga recently headed to the US with a release date of February 1, 2017. Only limited locations will be showing the film and Newburyport is one of the fortunate few!

We will close the evening with a Q&A session with Fontaine Dubus, Director of The Dance Place.


“Mr. Gaga is an intense pleasure.”

"Masterpiece, Cinematic dance magic"
-Degens Nyheter

"Magnificent, A wonderful portrait and a great film about dance and creation"

"Beautifully shot and thoughtfully assembled, Mr. Gaga is a well-rounded documentary that uses interviews, performances, and behind-the-scenes footage to convey the importance of and fascination with Ohad Naharin, even to audiences that know nothing about dance"
-College Movie Review

"Masterfully crafted by filmmaker Tomer Heymann, the documentary is weighty, surprising, affecting, darkly humorous and marvelously informative."
-Film Journal International

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