All the Digitally Remastered Retro Dance Movies in This Year's QCinema Festival

For a new generation.

If you've been following the recent crop of great local movies, chances are you're looking forward to this year's QCinema International Film Festival, which runs from October 21 to 30 and touts a great line-up of new films, like the festival's feature-length finalists, which include Samantha Lee's Billie and Emma and Dan Villegas' Hintayan ng Langit.

QCinema will be screening more than just its competition films this year. It was recently announced that the festival will screen Gaspar Noe's Climax, a new film about a dance troupe on a bad acid trip.

There seems to be a dance motif in this year's selection, as QCinema has also announced that it will be screening digitally remastered versions of memorable dance movies: All That Jazz, Footloose, and Saturday Night Fever. Here are more details on these movies:

All That Jazz (1979)

All That Jazz is a 1979 film directed by Bob Fosse and written by Robert Alan Aurthur. It's based on a semi-autobiographical novel based about aspects of Fosse's life as a dancer, choreographer, and director. It was selected to be preserved at the National Film Registry in the United States in 2001.


Footloose (1984)

Directed by Herbert Ross, Footloose follows the story of Ren McCormack (Kevin Bacon), an upbeat teen who moves to a small town where dancing and rock music have been banned.

Saturday Night Fever (1977)

In Saturday Night Fever, director John Badham tells the story of Tony Manero (John Travolta), a working-class young man who spends his weekends drinking and dancing all night at the local Brooklyn club. This movie produced one of the best-selling soundtracks of all time, and also earned John Travolta several nominations and awards as Best Actor.

Catch these three films from October 21 to 30 at Gateway, Robinsons Galleria, SM City North Edsa, SM Megamall, SM Manila, SM Mall of Asia, Trinoma and UP Town Center.

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