Documentary

  • For more than four decades, as Atlantic City experienced its ups and downs, one constant endured: the high quality and professionalism of Atlantic City Ballet. Director Phyllis Papa, at the close of her personal dance career, had what some considered the audacity to bring classical, musical art to a destination known for the disharmony of slot machines. This unlikely combination brought Atlantic City an unexpected recognition, where the beauty of ballet is expressed near where gamblers roll the dice, where tourists stroll the boards, where the ocean dances along the sand.
  • Showtime—it’s a distinctly different type of time—increments of sound and often fury signifying something: the artistry of theatre—where dream spreads offstage, its moments displacing all others, convincing an audience that whatever can be imagined is true. You have only to believe. But, before every showtime, people must show up. In Millville, New Jersey, the person who makes that happen is Walter Webster, who in 1997 started the Off Broad Street Players. What began in the basement of a church is now, more than two-hundred productions later, a mainstay of the Levoy Theater. This documentary beautifully captures their story and that of their founder and artistic director, Walter Webster.
  • For more than four decades, as Atlantic City experienced its ups and downs, one constant endured: the high quality and professionalism of Atlantic City Ballet. Director Phyllis Papa, at the close of her personal dance career, had what some considered the audacity to bring classical, musical art to a destination known for the disharmony of slot machines. This unlikely combination brought Atlantic City an unexpected recognition, where the beauty of ballet is expressed near where gamblers roll the dice, where tourists stroll the boards, where the ocean dances along the sand.