Doc on acclaimed dancer opens in New York September 22
The top documentary film to emerge from the Tribeca Film Festival is about to reach a wider audience.
Bobbi Jene, which won best documentary, along with best cinematography and editing at the festival back in April, is set to debut at New York's Quad Cinema on September 22. It opens at L.A.'s Royal Theatre on October 6.
Bobbi Jene is a bold dance doc that pulses with erotic energy and artistic spirit.
The film directed by Elvira Lind documents dancer Bobbi Jene Smith at a critical point of her artistic and personal life. She became a star at the Batsheva Dance Company in Tel Aviv but nearing 30 faced the decision whether to give up her career in Israel to return to her native United States.
Bobbi Jene is something of a companion piece to Mr. Gaga, the 2015 documentary directed by Tomer Heymann which focused on Batsheva's creative director Ohad Naharin. Naharin appears in Bobbi Jene; at one point the choreographer and his dancer were romantically linked.
Watch the trailer below:
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