Center’s Dance on Camera Film Festival on Sunday, July 22 at 6 PM at the Walter Reade
Theater. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 29.
Catherine Tambini and Elizabeth Hemmerdinger
with a variety of physical challenges. Alexandria, Jake, Caitlin and Veronica, ages 5 to 15,
teach us about perseverance, inclusion and self-acceptance in this intimate verité
documentary. With their teenage volunteer helpers they create an inclusive environment
too often absent in our world. The film features former New York City Ballet Prima Ballerina Jenifer Ringer.
“In this film, both optimistic and realistic, the abilities of people with disabilities are brought to the forefront. The footage records their extraordinary will and the surprising grace they bring to an activity apparently antithetical to their physical condition….It is an important contribution to our understanding of ability, disability, and it challenges our narrow image of beauty. It is told with sincerity and with humor.” Andrew Solomon, author of Far from the Tree