Opening July 20, 2012
Toronto – Bell Light Box
Montreal – The Cineplex Forum (till August 2)
Opening Early August, 2012 (exact date and venues TBD very soon)
Opening August 17, 2012
Ottawa – Bytowne
Opening Aug 17-23
Waterloo – Princess Cinema starts August 28
Follow in the inspirational footsteps of six talented ballet dancers
(ages nine to nineteen) as they struggle to maintain form in the face of
injury and personal sacrifice on their way to one of the most
prestigious youth ballet competitions in the world. First Position is a feature length documentary about a love of dance and a drive to succeed that trumps money, politics and even war.
With unprecedented (and exclusive) access to the Youth America Grand
Prix, the largest competition that awards full scholarships to top
ballet schools, First Position takes audiences on a yearlong
journey around the world. At a time when art, music and dance for
children are severely under-funded, the film reveals the struggles and
success, the pain and extraordinary beauty of an art form so many
children across the globe are determined to dedicate their lives
to…despite the odds.
First Position recently had its World Premiere at the 2011
Toronto International Film Festival and was named the audience choice’s
first runner up for Best Documentary. It also won the Jury Prize at the
San Francisco Documentary Festival and the audience award at DOCNYC.
For a review, click here: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/film/film-reviews/first-position-a-grand-jet-by-two-young-dancers/article4428117/
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