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Rebels on Pointe

Exploring universal themes of identity, dreams, family, loss and love, Rebels on Pointe is the first-ever feature documentary celebrating the world famous Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo.

The notorious all-male, drag ballet company was founded over 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 behind-the-scenes access, rich archives and history, intimate character-driven stories, and amazing dance performances shot in North America, Europe and Japan.

Rebels on Pointe is a creative blend of gender, diversity, passion and purpose. A story which ultimately proves that a ballerina is not only a woman dancing — but an act of rebellion in a tutu.

"... more than anything, Rebels on Pointe sets out to prove the company, despite its gags, is no joke - that behind the gallons of makeup, the metres of tulle, and the size-12 slippers, the men here are top-flight dancers."

Janet Smith, Georgia Straight

"This thoughtfully crafted, seamlessly edited film reveals the grit behind the glitter, and it makes the Trocks' humor as touching as it is pointed."

Claudia Bauer, San Francisco Chronicle

"A delightful, embracing cultural experience, one that the film's director, Bobbi Jo Hart, warmly captures in all its offbeat glory ..."

Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times

Movie Info

Directed by Bobbi Jo Hart
89 Minutes

CINEMA ADMISSION:

REGULAR ADMISSION: $11
REAL ART WAYS MEMBERS: $6
SENIOR & STUDENT MEMBERS: $5.50
SENIORS (65+): $8
FULL-TIME STUDENTS (WITH ID): $8

REAL ART WAYS' FACILITIES ARE WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE. ASSISTED LISTENING DEVICES ARE AVAILABLE AT THE CAFÉ.