William Shatner’s Gonzo Ballet Documentary to Appear in Indie Memphis Festival

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William Shatner’s Gonzo Ballet [Source: Wikipedia]

According to The Bloodshot Eye, the documentary William Shatner’s Gonzo Ballet will be screened on May 25th in Memphis as part of a mini-festival of dance films organized by Indie Memphis and Project: Motion.

Clip from William Shatner’s Gonzo Ballet [Source: LP Media Inc.]

The documentary includes the full ballet Common People, choreographed by Margo Sappington on the Milwaukee Ballet, which was inspired by the William Shatner album made with Ben Folds, Has Been. The ballet debuted in 2007. The documentary followed in 2009 and I’m just hearing about it now due to its upcoming appearance!

William Shatner with Ben Folds & Henry Rollins [Source: Big Screen Entertainment]

Though the documentary is said to focus on the making of the ballet, I get the impression it covers the whole process from album to ballet including interviews and studio footage interspersed with material from the ballet. But the only way to be sure is to see it. Apparently it is out on dvd but I can’t find a sales option. However, Netflix has it for rent.

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