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Directed by Bobbi Jo Hart
90 min | 2017 | USA | Not Rated
Exploring universal themes of identity, dreams and family, Rebels on Pointe is the first-ever documentary film celebrating the world famous Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. The notorious all-male, drag ballet company was founded over 40 years ago in New York City on the heels of the Stonewall riots, and has a passionate cult following around the world. The film juxtaposes intimate behind-the-scenes access, rich archives and history, engaging character driven stories, and dance performances shot in North America, Europe and Japan. Rebels on Pointe is a creative blend of gender-bending artistic expression, diversity, passion and purpose. A story which ultimately proves that a ballerina is not only a woman dancing—but an act of revolution in a tutu.
Winner: Audience Choice Award–2017 Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Best Feature Documentary–2017 MiFo Miami, Best Feature Documentary–2017 San Luis Obispo Film Festival, Best Canadian Feature–2017 InsideOut LGBT Film Festival Toronto; Official Selection: 2017 Hot Docs; 2017 Frameline San Francisco; 2017 OutFest Los Angeles; 2017 DOC NYC
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