Cinema: Slow Dancing

ROSELAND

Directed by James Ivory

Screenplay by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

Most of Broadway's landmarks have been razed for parking lots or office buildings, but Roseland lingers on. The live-music dance hall is, as ever, a haven for serious dancers and lonely hearts of all races and classes; day and night they congregate on its spacious floor to reen act the rhinestone rituals of a gentler past. Even by the bizarre standards of New York City, Roseland plays host to a fascinating subculture— though that could never be guessed from this series of distorted anecdotes....

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