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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

"Recommended! Exuberant documentary." —Video Librarian

2019 Notable Film, American Library Association (ALA)
Audience Choice Award, 2017 Santa Barbara International Film Festival
Best Feature Documentary, 2017 San Luis Obispo Film Festival
Best Feature Documentary, 2017 MiFo Miami
Best Canadian Feature, 2017 InsideOut LGBT Film Festival Toronto
Closing Night Film, 2017 QDoc Film Festival Portland
2017 Hot Docs
2017 DOCSBarcelona Film Festival
2017 International Festival of Films on Art Montreal
2017 Roze Filmdagen Festival Amsterdam
2017 DocNZ New Zealand
2017 Frameline San Francisco
2017 Krakow Film Festival
2017 OutFest Los Angeles
Opening Night Film, 2017 CinemaQ Film Festival Denver
2017 Port Townsend Film Festival
2017 San Francisco Dance Film Festival
2017 Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival
2017 Vancouver International Film Festival
2017 Edmonton International Film Festival
2017 Ashland Independent Film Festival
2017 Dayton LBGTQ Film Festival
2017 Winnipeg LBGTQ Film Festival
Best of Festival Award, 2017 Wakefield Film Festival
2017 RAINDANCE Film Festival (UK)
2017 Atlanta Out On Film
2017 OUTShine Film Festival Ft. Lauderdale
2017 TWIST Seattle Queer Film Festival
2017 Tampa Bay International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
2017 San Francisco Dance Film Festival
2017 IMAGEout Rochester LBGTQ Film Festival
2017 Carmel Film Festival
2017 Virginia Film Festival
2017 Cuculorous Film Festival
2017 Taiwan Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
2017 LBGTQ Film Festival Bologna
2017 Chicago Movies & Music Festival
2017 DOC NYC
2017 Havana Film Festival
2017 Bahamas International Film Festival
2018 Western Psychological Association (WPA) Film Festival

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

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

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