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Rebels on Pointe
A film by Bobbi Jo Hart
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Exploring universal themes of identity, dreams and family, REBELS ON POINTE is the first-ever documentary film celebrating the world famous Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. The notorious all-male, drag ballet company was founded over 40 years ago in New York City on the heels of the Stonewall riots, and has a passionate cult following around the world. The film juxtaposes intimate behind-the-scenes access, rich archives and history, engaging character driven stories, and dance performances shot in North America, Europe and Japan. Rebels on Pointe is a creative blend of gender-bending artistic expression, diversity, passion and purpose. A story which ultimately proves that a ballerina is not only a woman dancing—but an act of revolution in a tutu.

"Laugh out loud funny! An inclusive doc portrait ... The dancers of REBELS ON POINTE are good company for any audience."POV Magazine

"An affectionate tribute to a dance company that dares to defy convention."Montreal Gazette

"Hart's engaging documentary brings out the humour in the Trocks, an essential part of the troupe’s ethos. And she does that while balancing it with the seriousness that comes with ballet."Inside Out

"Real heart and soul."Get Reel

"Compelling ... Unmissable.Edge Media Network

Best Documentary, 2017 Mifo Miami LGBT Film Festival
Best Documentary, 2017 San Luis Obispo International Film Festival
Best Canadian Film, 2017 Inside Out LGBT Film Festival
Audience Award Runner Up, 2017 Santa Barbara Film Festival
2017 Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival
2017 CinemaQ Film Festival, Denver Film Society
2017 Montreal International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA)
2017 Roze Filmdagen Festival Amsterdam
2017 Barcelona Documentary Film Festival
2017 QDocs Portland Film Festival
2017 Frameline Film Festival San Francisco
2017 OutFest LGBT Film Festival Los Angeles

90 minutes / color
Closed Captioned
Release: 2017
Copyright: 2016

In theaters now!

Subject areas:
Art, Dance, Gay & Lesbian, Gender Studies, Human Rights, Human Sexuality, LGBTQ



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In the Steps of Trisha Brown: The dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet learn to perform "Glacial Decoy," the seminal 1979 work by choreographer Trisha Brown.

One Day Pina Asked...: Chantal Akerman follows choreographer Pina Bausch and her dance company on a European tour.

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