7th CUFF.Docs

Nov 27 - Dec 1, 2019

17th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 20-26, 2019

Alive And Kicking

United States, 2016 : Canadian Premiere
Archives 2016
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description

ALIVE AND KICKING explores the culture surrounding swing dance from the emergence of the lindy hop to the modern-day international phenomenon.
 
More than a historical narrative, ALIVE AND KICKING is an inside look into the world of swing dancing and the characters who make it special. The documentary explores the lives of the dancers to find their personal stories, how they became hooked on the art form, how they sustain themselves, but most of all – why it fills them with joy.
 
Follow the growth of Swing dance from its purely American roots as an art form, to countries all over the world – where Swing is now experiencing a modern-day revival.

OFFICIAL SELECTION
SXSW 2016

DIRECTOR'S BIO
ALIVE AND KICKING is Susan Glatzer's directorial debut. Before she started directing, Susan was the Senior Vice President for the Motion Picture Group at Paramount Pictures concentrating on co-productions and worldwide acquisitions. Her track record of productions and acquisitions has garnered seven Academy Awards® and 19 Academy Award® nominations along with numerous awards at the Cannes, Sundance, and Venice film festivals. Susan has been swing dancing for 18 years.

press for Alive And Kicking

"The action ALIVE AND KICKING captures is so transfixing, one marvels that dancers can keep it up for five years, much less five decades."
- The Hollywood Reporter
"Wowza."
- The Austin Chronicle

details

Documentary / Female Filmmaker

18+ Licensed Screening
84 minutes

credits

Director
Susan Glatzer

Producer, Screenwriter
​Susan Glatzer 

Cinematographer
John MacDonald   

Music            
Steven Argila 

Official website
aliveandkickingfilm.com

Twitter 
@aliveandkick

Facebook
facebook.com/aliveandkickingdoc

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