Wallowitch & Ross: This Moment
(1999) - 77 min
Composer John Wallowitch was a star of New York cabaret for the latter half of the 20th century. Bertram Ross was Martha Graham's dance partner for 20 years and co-director of the Graham Company. Together they formed the unforgettable cabaret duo "Wallowitch and Ross." Reminiscent of the best moments of Cole Porter, Noel Coward, The Gershwins, and Irving Berlin, their music scores this tale of an incredible partnership, both on stage and off. Shortlisted for the 1999 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, "Wallowitch & Ross: This Moment" belongs in the collection of any lover of musical theatre, modern dance, documentary, or the bygone and beautiful world of New York City cabaret. Recently preserved in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences archive, this new edition features 90 minutes of additional content including all new interviews with the filmmakers, additional performances by Wallowitch and company, as well as previously unreleased footage of the two edited for Wallowitch's memorial service in 2007.