The theme of the dance is alive in 3 feature films premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival. From Denmark comes BALLROOM DANCER, an intimate romance set against the World Latin American Dance Championship. BAM 150 goes behind the scenes of the famed Brooklyn Academy Of Music, which has been a prime showcase of modern dance for its 150 years; and FAME HIGH, an involving documentary that captures all the drama, competition, heartbreak and triumph among a group of struggling students at the Los Angeles Country High School For The Arts.
First-time director Maya Forbes uses her life story to craft a poignant tale of growing up with a manic depressive, father in Boston. Mark Ruffalo (“Foxcatcher”) delivers an Oscar-quality performance as Cam Stuart, the “polar bear”-a child’s way of saying … Continue reading
Under the Dome is a film by Chinese journalist Chai Jing that focuses on China’s flawed environmental regulations and the devastating effect its having on the nation’s people. What makes this film so powerful is it was released in Communist … Continue reading
It takes a New York native and NYU Film School graduate to capture the marginalized world of two black transgender prostitutes (“trannies”) living on the seedy streets of Los Angeles. Sean Baker, who directed and co-wrote this authentic tale, shot … Continue reading