45TH DANCE ON CAMERA FESTIVAL: "Looking At The Stars"
The Film Society of Lincoln Center and Dance Films Association
Looking at the Stars (Olhando pras estrelas)
Alexandre Peralta, Brazil, 2016, 90m
Portuguese with English subtitles
The Fernanda Bianchini Ballet Association for the Blind in São Paolo is the sole ballet school in the world for the visually impaired. The film tells the story of two youngsters in the program: Geyza, who lost her vision at the age of nine but continues to pursue her dream to become a ballerina, and Thalia, her teenage protegée, who has multiple aspirations and a feisty personality. Both are without a trace of self-pity. For each, ballet is an important creative outlet and a means of becoming a more powerful self. Watching them confront their daily challenges proves to be a deeply emotional experience.
Friday, February 3, 6:15pm
Q&A with Alexandre Peralta and producer/cinematographer Alejandro Martinez
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