New Perspectives Film Series: First Position:
Saturday, Feb. 23, 7:30 – 9-30 pm.
First Position is a 2011 documentary film following the lives of six young dancers as they pursue their passion for dancing in a quest for the Youth America Grand Prix, one of the world’s most prestigious ballet competitions. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, won the Jury Prize at the San Francisco Doc Fest, and audience awards for Best Documentary at the Dallas International Film Festival and at the Portland International Film Festival, where Bess Kargman also won Best New Director. Suggested donation of $5. Refreshments served. The New Perspectives Documentary series is programmed and moderated by filmmaker, Megan Smith-Harris. A Q&A will follow the film. Registration highly recommended.