CAN YOU BRING IT: BILL T. JONES AND D-MAN IN THE WATERS

CAN YOU BRING IT: BILL T. JONES AND D-MAN IN THE WATERS

90 min

Online Screening

Nov 11 - Nov 19

WORLD PREMIERE | Beginning in 1980s New York City, this film chronicles the love story between dancers Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane, the diverse dance company they founded, and the painful devastation of AIDS on the arts community, as told through the company’s signature performance piece D-Man in the Waters. Following a millennial dance troupe’s efforts to re-interpret the piece for their generation, directors Rosalynde LeBlanc and Tom Hurwitz offer an engrossing examination of dance, love, and loss—and the power of art to move through pain.

Included with the screening ticket is an exclusive pre-recorded filmmaker Q&A, immediately following the film.

Director: Rosalynde LeBlanc, Tom Hurwitz
Executive Producer: Karen Dial
Producer: Rosalynde LeBlanc, Duana C. Butler
Cinematographer: Tom Hurwitz
Editor: Ann Collins
Music: Thomas Rutishauser
Language: English
Country: USA
Year: 2020

Event details

Dates

Nov 11 - Nov 19

Venue

Online Screening


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