Cinema: Slow Dancing


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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