Dance Themed Films at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival, April 15-26, 2015

tfi_a814eff8a6615e4ce2b756b8301f61b0This year Dance Themed Films include:

A Ballerina’s Tale – directed and written by Nelson George. (USA) The world premiere screening of Nelson George’s much-anticipated, behind-the-curtain documentary about the daily routine of Misty Copeland, the first African-American female soloist at New York’s American Ballet Theatre® in two decades.

On The Town – directed by Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly. As part of the salute to Frank Sinatra on his centennial, the 1949 film, On The Town, will be screened. New York, New York, it’s a wonderful town – especially when sailors Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra and Jules Munshin have a 24-hour shore leave to see the sights…and those sights include Ann Miller, Betty Garrett and Vera-Ellen.

Toto and His Sisters (Toto Si Surorile Lui) – directed and written by Alexander Nanau. (Romania) Shot over a period of 15 months, this hands-off documentary follows siblings living in a Bucharest slum. With their mother in jail, Toto and his two sisters, Ana and Andreea, live in what appears to be a communal drug den. As Ana drifts away with frequent drug use, Toto and Andreea must stick together in an orphanage, awaiting their mother’s return. In Romanian with subtitles.

By Lisa Skriloff, @dancetravelnews

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