Sure, La La Land may be an Oscar favorite with its charmingly unprofessional dancing, but if you were wanting something more, head to the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Dance Films Association's latest Dance on Camera Festival.

The showcase, in its 45th years, runs February 3-7, opening with Anatomy of a Male Ballet Dancer, a documentary about American Ballet Theater principal dancer Marcelo Gomes by David Barba and James Pellerito. The closing film is Marie-Hélène Rebois's In the Steps of Trisha Brown, which the New Yorker's Joan Acocella notes features archival footage of Brown dancing "thrillingly" in "Glacial Decoy" (the film looks at a re-staging of the 1979 Brown piece). Here's a trailer for the festival, with soundtracked to Philip Glass:

Other films include the first theatrical showing of Jonathan Demme's Justin Timberlake & The Tennessee Kids; Alive & Kicking, an inside look at swing dancing; and a 60th anniversary screening of Martha Graham: A Dancer’s World.

Co-curator Joanna Ney said, "The 2017 DOCF is an adventure into dance and music, with a rich sampling of dance forms that includes ballet, modern, postmodern, social dance, even street and flex dance. Our wide-ranging documentaries, a number of them world premieres, focus on artists both local and international whose stories compel and inspire. With support for the arts diminishing, it is heartening to watch dance on screen invent and reinvent itself against the odds."