RESTLESS CREATURE: WENDY WHELAN

Florida Premiere

DIRECTED BY Adam Schlesinger, Linda Saffire

Country: USA
Language: English

Running Time: 92min
Film Year: 2016
Category: Knight Documentary Achievement Award

This elegant, transporting film offers an intimate portrait of prima ballerina Wendy Whelan on the occasion of her departure from New York City Ballet following a record-setting three decades with the company. Restless Creature opens to find Whelan 46-years-old and struggling with a painful injury. From here we step back and forth in time, to revisit Whelan’s Kentucky roots and witness her new collaboration with young choreographers to create an exquisite quartet of vignettes.

Co-directed by Linda Saffire and Adam Schlesinger, Restless Creature profiles an artist undergoing great change, asking fundamental questions about creativity, identity, longevity and self-worth. Through it all, Whelan is frank, articulate, inspiring and very much alive and restless.


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credits

Director: Adam Schlesinger, Linda Saffire
Producer: Adam Schlesinger, Linda Saffire
Executive Producer: Diana DiMenna

Music: Philip Sheppard
Cinematographer: Don Lenzer
Editor: Bob Eisenhardt

Adam Schlesinger, Linda Saffire

Linda Saffire is a documentary filmmaker with over 20 years of experience. She has collaborated with such non-fiction luminaries as Barbara Kopple and Michael Apted. Her directorial credits include Sporting Dreams (15), co-directed with Leon Gast and Adam Schlesinger, and Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan (17), co-directed with Schlesinger.

Adam Schlesinger is a documentary filmmaker. His credits as producer include the acclaimed films Page One: Inside the New York Times (11) and Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (12). His directorial credits include Sporting Dreams (15), co-directed with Leon Gast and Linda Saffire, and Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan (17), co-directed with Saffire.

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