Announcing a new Meetup for Washington International and Independent Cinema!
What: Dancing Across Borders
When: Friday, May 7,[masked]:00 PM
Landmark E-Street Cinema
555 11th St NW
Washington, DC 20004
Dancing Across Borders chronicles the intimate and triumphant story of a 16-year-old boy from Angkor Wat, Cambodia named Sokvannara "Sy" Sar. Immensely moved by his amazing natural charm and grace as a dancer, filmmaker Anne Bass decided to bring Sy to the ballet stage in America. A longtime patron of dance in the U.S., she arranged for Sy to visit New York and audition for the prestigious School of the American Ballet (SAB). What unfolds is a tentative negotiation between Sy and the world of American ballet and culture?from the serene countryside of Southeast Asia to the halls of SAB, to the stage of the Pacific Northwest Ballet in Seattle. The film follows Sy's unusual development as a dancer and offers a remarkable behind-the-scenes look into the world of American ballet. At its heart, Dancing Across Borders is an extraordinary story of growth, adaptation, and belonging as well as of the development of talent and the mastery of an art form
Learn more here:http://www.meetup.com/Washington-International-and-Independent-Cinema/calendar/13180962/