Nov 10-17, 2016

Born to Fly

WITH GUESTS ELIZABETH STREB AND CATHERINE GUND

Run Time: 82 minutes USA Language: English

Synopsis

Choreographer Elizabeth Streb pushes the boundaries between acrobatics and art, daring audiences to join her dancers in pursuit of human flight. Propelled by Streb’s edict that “anything too safe is not action,” these daredevils challenge the assumptions of art, aging, injury, gender, and human possibility. According toThe Village Voice:”What does it say about the state of Hollywood action filmmaking that this year’s most dashing derring-do transpires in a doc about a choreographer?”

Gund’s exciting portrait traces the evolution of Streb’s movement philosophy as she pushes herself and her performers from the ground to the sky. Revealing the passions behind the dancers’ bruises and broken noses, the film offers a breathtaking look into a fierce and thrilling world, and an exploration of the necessity of art. In the words of director Catherine Gund: “The magic of art injects you with a fierce focus, makes you remember that you make your own decisions. So fly!”

Film Details

2014
Director: Catherine Gund
Cinematographers: Kristen Johnson, Albert Maysles, Ian McAlpin Editor: Alex Meillier Music: Adam Crystal


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