Black Ballerina Movie Screening Schedule!!
BLACK BALLERINA, tells the story of several black women from different generations who fell in love with ballet. Six decades ago, while pursuing their dreams, Joan Myers Brown, Delores Browne and Raven Wilkinson confronted racism, exclusion and unequal opportunity. Today, young dancers of color continue to face formidable challenges breaking into the overwhelmingly white world of ballet. Moving back and forth in time, this lyrical, character driven film shows how far we still have to go and stimulates a fresh discussion about race, inclusion and opportunity across all sectors of American society.
Producer/Director Frances McElroy is a 2009 Pew Fellow in the Arts and 2010 Leeway Foundation Transformation Awardee. Project supporters include the National Endowment for the Arts, Women In Film and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. BLACK BALLERINA is produced by Shirley Road Productions and distributed by American Public Television.
African Diaspora International Film Festival – November 2016, New York City
San Francisco Dance Film Festival – October 23, 2016
American Dance Festival – “Movies By Movers,” – July 2016, Durham, NC
Let’s Dance: International Frontiers Festival – May 2016, Leicester, UK
XXXI 2016 Black International Cinema – May 2016, Berlin, Germany. First Place Award, Film and Video Documentary