Dance Films Presents:
An Advanced Screening For DFA Members Featuring a Q&A with Sergei Polunin and Director Steven Cantor
Join Dance Films Association for this unique advanced screening of Dancer, followed by a Q&A with Sergei Polunin and director Steven Cantor, moderated by Dance on Camera Festival Curator Liz Wolff
Thursday September 15, 2016 – 7:15PM
323 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10014
Tickets are FREE for Dance Films Members!
RSVP to rsvp (at) dancefilms.org. Reservations are limited to 2 per member.
Blessed with astonishing power and poise, Sergei Polunin took the dance world by storm and became the Royal Ballet’s youngest ever principal. At the peak of his success, aged 25, he walked away, driven to the brink of self-destruction by stardom – his talent more a burden than a gift. Here is an unprecedented look into the life of a complex young man who has made ballet go viral. Urban rebel, iconoclast, airborne angel, Sergei is transforming the shape of ballet as we know it. But virtuosity comes with a high price. How can you be free to be yourself when you are ballet’s ‘hottest property’?
In Theaters and on VOD September 16
Directed by: Steven Cantor
Starring: Sergei Polunin
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Run Time: 85 minutes
Language: English, Russian
About Dance Films Association
Dance Films Association, Inc. (DFA) is dedicated to furthering the art of dance film. Connecting artists and organizations, fostering new works for new audiences, and sharing essential resources, DFA seeks to be a catalyst for innovation in and preservation of dance on camera. Currently, DFA is actively seeking to broaden its audience via new media initiatives and membership drives, to support cutting edge approaches to dance documentation, and to expand partnerships with schools, arts partners, media sites, and other institutions. Alongside the Dance on Camera Festival, DFA offers year round programming such as the Dance Film Lab, Dance Films Presents, and Capturing Motion NYC and additionally acts as a Fiscal Sponsor and offers a Production Grant. To learn more about Dance Films Association, visit www.dancefilms.org
About Sundance Selects
Established in 2009 and based in New York City, Sundance Selects
is a leading U.S. distributor of prestige films focusing on American independents, documentaries and world cinema.
Previous releases include the Palme d’Or winning BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR
; Cristian Mungiu’s double Cannes Prize winner BEYOND THE HILLS
; Abbas Kiarostami’s LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE
and CERTIFIED COPY
; the Oscar-nominated documentaries FINDING VIVIAN MAIER
, DIRTY WARS
, and HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE
; Wim Wender’s PINA
, Werner Herzog’s CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS
, Cindy Meehl’s BUCK
; and the Dardennes Brothers THE KID WITH A BIKE
and Oscar-nominated TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT
. Sundance Selects is a sister label to IFC Films and IFC Midnight, and is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc.