Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Tue, Oct 20, 2015
7:30pm

At Capacity: Free Members-Only Event!
A BALLERINA’S TALE
Presented by the American Cinematheque and Dance Camera West.

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Discussion following with Robyn Gardenhire, who is featured in the documentary, moderated by dance critic Debra Levine.
A BALLERINA’S TALE
2015, Sundance Selects, 85 min, USA, Dir: Nelson George

In the cloistered world of classical ballet, very few prima ballerinas are black women; among them is San Pedro native Misty Copeland. After more than a decade at American Ballet Theatre, she got a coveted lead role at New York's Metropolitan Opera House and danced beautifully, but in great pain – she later discovered she had potentially career-ending fractures in her left shin. This graceful documentary offers an intimate look at Misty's life from triumph in Igor Stravinsky's Firebird to arduous recovery to a third act where she has returned to the ABT stage and emerged as a pop star.


Screening format: DCP
Aero Theatre • Tue, Oct 20, 2015 • 7:30pm