Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

TURNING POINT, THE

Year: 1977
Country: United States
Run Time: 119 minutes

TURNING POINT, THE

THE TURNING POINT is an emotional drama set against the background of the ballet world. The story concerns two friends, Deedee (Shirley MacLaine), who gave up her dancing career to marry and have a family, and Emma (Anne Bancroft), who chose to have a career but whose greatness as a ballerina is ending. Through the rise of Deedee's daughter Emilia (Leslie Browne) to dancing stardom, both Bancroft and MacLaine come face to face with their unresolved problems.



THE TURNING POINT and "The Goodbye Girl" accumulated a total of 16 Academy Award nominations in 1978. Ross was nominated for the Best Director Award for The TURNING POINT.

Screenplay
Arthur Laurents

Principal Cast
Shirley MacLaine, Anne Bancroft, Leslie Browne, Mikhail Baryshnikov

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