Subject Bobby Carter in attendance.
Exploring universal themes of identity, dreams, family, loss and love, filmmaker Bobbi Jo Hart’s Rebels on Pointe is the first-ever documentary celebrating the world-famous Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. The notorious all-male, comic ballet troupe was founded more than 40 years ago in New York City on the heels of the Stonewall riots, and has a passionate cult following around the world.
The film juxtaposes intimate behind-the-scenes access, rich archives and history, engaging character-driven stories and live performances shot in North America, Europe and Japan. Rebels on Pointe is a creative blend of gender-bending artistic expression, diversity, passion and purpose. A story that ultimately proves that a ballerina is not only a woman dancing —but an act of revolution in a tutu.
Hart is an award-winning American/Canadian filmmaker based in Montreal. With a career that has spanned nearly 20 years, her documentaries explore often elusive or misunderstood people and ways of life, resulting in thought-provoking films that ultimately celebrate our shared humanity.
Director: Bobbi Jo Hart, Canada. 1 hour, 30 minutes
Sponsored By: Steve Domreis
Community Partner: White Bird