Friday, March 4, 2011

Brazilian documentary at BloomBars, March 8, 7:30pm

BloomScreen Indie Film Night & BloomBars Dance Programs present: Only When I Dance (2009, 78 min) by Beadie Finzi.

"Join us for a film screening, filmmaker interview, and a discussion on the role of race and class in the dance world. “Only When I Dance” - This feel-good documentary follows Irlan and Isabela, two teenagers from the violent favelas of Rio de Janeiro, as they pursue their dreams of becoming professional ballet dancers. This inspiring story takes us from Rio - where their communities must raise the funds to support their ambitions - to exhilarating ballet competitions in New York and Switzerland. It's a film about their determination to dance, and the price one must pay for talent, ambition and success.

After the film, we will hear from London-based filmmaker Beadie Finzi, and we’ll be joined in discussion by Sylvana Sandoz, head of the Glade Dance Collective of Washington, DC.

Free popcorn and refreshments will be available to enhance your movie-watching experience."

View film trailer.