Ever wanted to learn more about Swing Dancing? Well, you’re in luck, as the Prescott Film Festival kicks off this year with “Alive and Kicking,” complete with great dancing and music.
If You Go:
What: Prescott Film Festival
1st Film: Alive and Kicking
When: Friday, June 9
Time: 6:30 PM
Where: Yavapai College Performing Arts Center
Cost: Tickets start at $6
According to their website, AliveandKickingFilm, "Alive and Kicking is a feature-length documentary that takes an inside look into the culture of swing dancing and the characters who make it special. We explore the culture surrounding Swing dance from the emergence of the Lindy Hop to the modern day international phenomenon. The film follows the growth of Swing dance from its purely American roots as an art form, to countries all over the world. Alive and Kicking looks at the lives of the Swing dancers themselves to find their personal stories and why this dance fills them with joy.”
Director Susan Glatzer has earned 7 Academy Awards in her career and numerous awards at the Cannes, Sundance and Venice film festivals. In addition to her long career in film and tv, she has been swing dancing for 18 years.
Tonight’s screening includes live music provided afterwards by the Yavapai College Jazz Band, and dancing from the Flying Nest Studio and the NAU Swing Jacks.
Tickets are still available from $6-12 at the Prescott Film Festival website.
The Prescott Film Festival is bringing nine days of indy film goodness, starting tonight and continuing through June 17.
Saturday Film Line Up
Films Saturday start at 10 AM with Jerry Lewis: The Man Behind the Clown.
Next up at 12:15 is Slipaway, a story about an unlikely friendship, between “two solitary souls at opposite ends of life."
At 3 PM, Floating Horses, The Life of Casey Tibbs will be on the screen, the story of a rags to riches rodeo legend and Western movie star.
Senses “Pop Up” gourmet dinner will take place at 5 PM, with an amazing menu including local pea shoot salad, Port braised short rib, and Opera Cake for dessert. Here are the scrumptious details about the menu which are sure to make you hungry.
At 6:30, the musical “That Day We Sang” will be showing to cap off the evening.