April 1, 2014
Ballet at the Atlanta Film Festival
Enjoy a special discount to dance films April 5 & 6
Click here and use promo code BALLET20 to enjoy 20% off tickets to these three dance films:
Getting to the Nutcracker – Saturday, April 5 at 12pm | The Plaza Theatre
See what it takes to bring this larger than life production to the stage. Perfect for younger audiences! Plus, meet an Atlanta Ballet Centre dancer in full tutu before the film and enjoy a special Q&A with the film's director after the screening. Click here for the trailer. Film is 98 minutes.
5cm – Saturday, April 5 at 12pm | 7 Stages
A dancer from the National Ballet of China is wasting the best years of his life. Repeatedly overlooked in favor of his rival/friend, he struggles to dominate the stage in one last chance to impress a foreign director who has the power to change his life. Click here for the trailer. Film is 19 minutes. Part of a series of short films in the “Drama 2” block.
The Road to Fame – Sunday, April 6 at 12pm | The Plaza Theatre
Spotlighting China's first official collaboration with Broadway, "The Road to Fame" chronicles the staging of the American musical 'Fame' by the graduating class at China's top drama academy. Five students of diverse personalities and family backgrounds compete for roles, all while struggling to prepare to graduate into China’s reality of income inequality and rampant corruption. As part of China’s single-child generation, the students are compelled to carry on the failed dreams of their parents. Often confused by the conflicting cultural values shaping China today, they must confront their anxieties about an uncertain future and find their own paths to success. Click here for the trailer. Film is 80 minutes.