Crazy Horse the Documentary

CRAZY HORSE Trailer – Documentary by Frederick Wiseman

 With Andy spending his last night faraway in Paris after a freezing weekend navigating Maison et Objet, I thought of the upcoming release by acclaimed documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman on that marvelous Parisienne institution, the Crazy Horse. The film by the same name opened in Manhattan last week. Couldn't find any clue anywhere as to when the release will go nationwide (there is, oddly, no dedicated website), so besides the trailer here, I recommend A.O. Scott's review for The New York Times.

This is not to be confused with the 2009 performance DVD of the legendary club and troupe and starring Dita Von Teese during her run there. We missed her Paris opening by a night, but went to Vegas to catch the act. Well worth it. The Crazy Horse gals are mesmerizing!

By the looks of this trailer, it looks like Dita's creative co-conspirator Ali Mahdavi appears in more than a few scenes. A master of lighting, Ali is the brilliant photographer behind many breathtaking images of Dita (including her new perfume campaign) and the Crazy Horse girls.

Fingers crossed Mr. Wiseman's documentary will be out west soon!

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