News Blurb: 2012 Tribeca Film Festival Features Dance Features and Shorts

The 2012 Tribeca Film Festival features dance films and includes “Ballroom Dance” directed and written by Christian Bonke and Andreas Koefoed;“BAM150” directed by Michael Sládek; “Fame High” directed and written by Scott Hamilton Kennedy and “Prima” directed and written by Miguel Calayan.“Ballroom Dancer”, in Russian with English subtitles begins as a comeback story and evolves into a movingly intimate tragic romance. “BAM150” is a testament to the power and stamina of the institution that made Brooklyn Academy of Music a cultural mecca. “Fame High” is a tribute to discovering your passion and deciding whether you have the talent to take it to the next level. “Prima,” a short film from the Philippines is about a ballerina who leaps and spins in front of an invisible audience until she falls limp on the ground and returns to reality – alone in a room on a wheelchair. The Tribeca Film Festival was founded in 2002 by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal & Craig Hatkoff as a response to the attacks on the World Trade Center. Conceived to foster the economic and cultural revitalization of Lower Manhattan through an annual celebration of film, music and culture, the Festival’s mission is to promote New York City as a major filmmaking center and allow its filmmakers to reach the broadest possible audience. Though the Festival is anchored in Tribeca, events take place in neighborhoods throughout Manhattan, including film screenings, concerts, a family street fair, panel discussions, and other special events. For more information, visit http://www.tribecafilm.com.

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