ALIVE AND KICKING
OPENS FRIDAY, APRIL 21
IN PERSON: SUSAN GLATZER, WRITER/PRODUCER/DIRECTOR | SATURDAY, APRIL 22 • 6:30 SHOW
Born out of the Great Depression of the 1930s, swing dancing elevates the human spirit beyond one’s circumstances. Dancers can move to the beat for the pure joy of it and disappear into something bigger, something dazzling: a space without critic or judge or analyst. This lively, high-flying documentary offers an insider’s view into the culture of the current swing-dance world with “killer” footage of contemporary practitioners defying gravity with almost religious zeal. The film also sheds light on issues facing modern American society while demonstrating the power of swing dancing for igniting passion, healing and happiness. Director: Susan Glatzer. (US 2016) 84 min.
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