Every Little Step

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Synopsis:
For over three decades, there's been one singular sensation: A Chorus Line, the groundbreaking hit musical inspired by the emotional lives of dancers during the audition process. Now the story comes full circle as a new documentary offers a revealing, unprecedented look at the auditions for the Broadway revival of the perennial classic, including interview footage with Bob Avian, Michael Bennett, Charlotte d'Amboise, Marvin Hamlisch and Donna McKechnie to name a few. The music, the moves and the real-life drama - they're all here in a documentary that brings you closer to the footlights than you ever thought possible.


Genre: Musical & Performing Arts
Director: James D. Stern - Producer/Director, MICHAEL JORDAN TO THE MAX (2000)
Adam Del Deo - Director, SO GOES THE NATION (2006)
Theatrical Release: 2009
Rated: PG-13 (MPAA)
Length: 93 mins
Studio: Sony Pictures Home
Format: DVD
Language: English

Synopsis:
For over three decades, there's been one singular sensation: A Chorus Line, the groundbreaking hit musical inspired by the emotional lives of dancers during the audition process. Now the story comes full circle as a new documentary offers a revealing, unprecedented look at the auditions for the Broadway revival of the perennial classic, including interview footage with Bob Avian, Michael Bennett, Charlotte d'Amboise, Marvin Hamlisch and Donna McKechnie to name a few. The music, the moves and the real-life drama - they're all here in a documentary that brings you closer to the footlights than you ever thought possible.


After raking in awards at several major film festivals, EVERY LITTLE STEP reaches movie audiences and Broadway fans alike. A film about a musical that is itself about the casting of a musical, the documentary takes fans inside the makings of A CHORUS LINE. Much of it focuses on the casting process for the musical?s 2005 revival, though it also takes fans through the show?s many incarnations and to its original inspiration. Back in 1974, choreographer Michael Bennett saw the potential for a spectacular show in the recorded late-night conversations of several stage performers. One year--and a lot of labor--later, A CHORUS LINE premiered to high acclaim, introducing the world to what would turn out to be a timeless work. EVERY LITTLE STEP takes viewers through the next few decades with rare footage and fresh interviews, showing the show?s history unfold in a world filled with war, anxiety, and political change. As casting is done is for the 2005 revival, audiences see how much the times have changed in the light of media outlets like MySpace and AMERICAN IDOL. As viewers get to know the actors behind the production, the realms of theater and reality blur. With its underdog heroes and self-reflexive narrative, A CHORUS LINE is understandably appealing to today?s reality-show audiences. The film is the joint effort of directors James D. Stern and Adam Del Deo, whose backgrounds as theatre producers, filmmakers, and documentarians combine well to create a film that manages to be not only educational but as entertaining as its subject.;

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Marvin Hamlisch - Legendary film composer
James D. Stern - Producer/Director, MICHAEL JORDAN TO THE MAX (2000)
James D. Stern - Producer/Director, MICHAEL JORDAN TO THE MAX (2000)
Adam Del Deo - Director, SO GOES THE NATION (2006)
Adam Del Deo - Director, SO GOES THE NATION (2006)
Douglas E. Hansen - Executive producer, I'M NOT THERE
John Breglio - Executive producer
Jane Antonia Cornish - Composer
Christopher C. Chen - Executive producer
Box Office
04/01/2009
3 stars out of 5 -- "A lively and engaging group of dancers auditioning for the 2006 revival of the Broadway phenomenon A CHORUS LINE, along with classic numbers from the beloved show....[An] infectious little doc..."
Los Angeles Times
04/17/2009
"A documentary that combines the history of A CHORUS LINE with a behind-the-scenes look at how the 2006 Broadway revival was cast, it's a can't-miss effort that knows how to please."
New York Times
04/17/2009
"Life imitates art, art reflects life, and after a while the distinctions threaten, quite pleasantly, to blur together....It pays tribute to the durability and continued relevance of A CHORUS LINE..."
Wall Street Journal
04/17/2009
"[EVERY LITTLE STEP] chronicles a heart-stopping series of auditions....Performers make their own specific choices in auditions, and the stories of these ardent aspirants become the substance of EVERY LITTLE STEP."
Hollywood Reporter
04/16/2009
"[I]nsightful, exuberant, probing....EVERY LITTLE STEP is about as much fun as you can have at a doc these days..."
Rolling Stone
04/30/2009
3 stars out of 4 -- "EVERY LITTLE STEP is a thrilling combination of documentary and musical dazzler."
Chicago Sun-Times
05/13/2009
3 stars out of 4 -- "What we sense in the film is the camaraderie among these hopeful dancers..."
Washington Post
05/22/2009
"[A] thoroughly engrossing documentary about the origins and casting of the show's 2006 Broadway revival....The film cleverly and affectionately borrows from the musical's plot to lay out in fascinating detail the painstaking, months-long audition process..."

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