EXCLUSIVE: “The more you let go everywhere on your body at once, the softness of your flesh will protect you.” That’s a teaser from the feature-length Mr. Gaga, which premieres Friday night in the Documentary Spotlight section at SXSW. Helmed by Tomer Heymann, the docu profiles the life of renowned dancer-choreographer Ohad Naharin, artistic director of the Israel-based Batsheva Dance Company. Using a combination of footage from rehearsal (like the one in the clip), as well as archived materials and stunning dance sequences, the film offers an intimate look into Naharin’s creative process as he redefines the language of modern dance.
Heymann’s Who’s Gonna Love Me Now? documentary just won the Panorama Audience Award at the Berlin Film Festival. After Friday’s premiere, Gaga will screen Sunday at Alamo Lamar C and March 15 at Satellite Venue: Marchesa.
Sales are being handled by exec producer Diana Holtzberg, President of East Village Entertainment, LLC.
Check out the clip above.