It's rare to find a quality documentary film that you can enjoy with your children,but today through May 10th at the Lincoln Center Film Center, a Film Society NewRelease entitled First Position promises to touch the hearts of everyone in your family.
Every year, thousands of aspiring dancers enter one of the world's most prestigiousballet competitions, the Youth America Grand Prix, where lifelong dreams areat stake. In the final round, with hundreds competing for only a handful of elitescholarships and contracts, practice and discipline are paramount, and nothingshort of perfection is expected. Bess Kargman's award-winning documentary, FirstPosition, follows six young dancers as they prepare for a chance to enter the worldof professional ballet, struggling through bloodied feet, near exhaustion anddebilitating injuries, all while navigating the drama of adolescence. A showcaseof awe-inspiring talent, tenacity and passion, First Position paints a thrilling andmoving portrait of the most gifted young ballet stars of tomorrow.
This incendiary story of determination, youth, beauty and pain opens tonight.Tickets are $13 for adults and $9 for children ages 4-12, though I would recommendit for kids on the older end of that spread.
Now that you're feeling adventurous, why not treat the kids a whole evening of foodan culture....family style! Dinner and a Movie: The Film Society of Lincoln Centerand Indie Food and Wine are redefining the movie going experience. Dinner and amovie has long been the quintessential New York outing, and at just $25, this offerthat brings you to the heart of Lincoln Center is too good to pass up!
You can catch First Position and add-on the Dinner and a Movie promotion at thefollowing screenings: Monday, May 7 to Wednesday, May 9 at 6:45pm & 8:45pm andThursday, May 10 at 8:45pm. Just call the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center at 212-875-5256. The center is located at 144 W. 65th St.