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First Position follows six talented young dancers (ages 9-19) from five continents as they prepare for a worldwide ballet competition that could transform their lives overnight. Written by
This documentary takes a little time to pull you in but it succeeds nicely. A little patience is required but it is worth it !
I like most people expected to be bored senseless with this but instead I now appreciate classical dance much more.
This is because director Bess Kargman pays attention to the sufferings hard work and devotion and lets not forget beauty of what these young people go through and what they do.
She lets us see the toll ballet takes on these kids emotions and feet. Yes I said feet. Bruised bloody feet. And all the emotional strain as well.
Watch for the African girl who dances with a bad ankle and it is just normal for every one around her and nobody tries to dissuade her!
I could empathize and feel the dramatic as the competition nears and judgement is made in the various categories.
I gave this documentary 8 stars. But it might as well be 10 because it did hold my attention about a subject I had no interest in whatsoever. I didn't want to see it. For shame. I am glad I spent the money on this film.
I was going to see an other film for the second time because the Embassy in Waltham has $6.00 Tuesdays.
When there's a new film showing? What a waste!
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