Congratulations to Alan Berg whose film A PLACE TO DANCE world premiered at the LA Film Festival on Saturday. The film is an expanded version of the 2004 Austin Film Festival Audience Award winning short documentary of the same name. Berg is an adjunct professor in the journalism department at the University of Texas. The film screens again on Friday, Jun 30 at 4:45 pm at Landmark’s Regent. Tickets are available here.
A Place to Dance
2006, 80 min, Color, DigiBeta
Directed By: Alan Berg
Screenwriter: Alan Berg
Writer: Alan Berg
Producers: Alan Berg, Troy Campbell, Anne Walker-McBay
Executive Producers: Anne Walker-McBay, Shelley Barberot, Alan Berg
Cinematographer: Matthew Franklin
Editor: Alan Berg
Music: The Pat Barberot Orchestra
Featuring: Pat Barberot, Bryan Barberot, EJ Brinkmann, Shirley Dimm, William Walsten, Al Wehmeier, Hector Penagos, Frank Alessi, Corliss Schmidt
It’s Sunday night, and the Jefferson Orleans is buzzing as veteran orchestrator Pat Barberot’s big band kicks into a sizzling rendition of “Sing, Sing, Sing.” Decked to the nines, septuagenarians and octogenarians hit the dance floor, all of them relishing this wartime era wonderland. Filmmaker Alan Berg endearingly captures a sacred New Orleans space for friendship, romance and good times. Not even the aftermath of Katrina can hamper the spirits of the club’s clientele, who remain determined to use the best of the past to enjoy the present.