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UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Hammer Museum present

First Position

First Position (2012)
January 10, 2016 - 11:00 am
Bess Kargman.

First Position  (2012)

This stereotype-defying documentary follows six gifted young dancers as they train for an elite ballet competition that offers door-opening opportunities with renowned dance companies.  A colorful and inspiring testament to tenacity in pursuit of a dream, the dancers meet grueling schedules, injuries and hardships with strength and grace as they compete for a place in the world of professional ballet. 

35mm, color, in English, French, Spanish and Hebrew with English subtitles, 90 min.  Production: First Position Films.  Distribution: Sundance Selects.  Producer: Bess Kargman.  Director: B. Kargman.  Screenwriter: B. Kargman.  Cinematographer: Nick Higgins.  Editor: B. Kargman, Kate Amend.  Composer: Chris Hajian.

Note:  recommended for ages 9+

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