Cleveland International Film Festival } March 29 – April 9, 2017 Presented by Dollar Bank

Five Dances


Year: 2013
Country: USA
Run Time: 83 minutes

Five Dances
Five Dances
Five Dances
Five Dances

Chip is a gifted young dancer from the Midwest pursuing his dreams in New York. He lands a golden opportunity with a small troupe to perform at a festival. As these talented young dancers rehearse and get to know each other, a work of art emerges. Life on the other hand, as Chip discovers, is not so easy to choreograph. His alcoholic mother wants him to return to Kansas and bail her out of her problems. He has been kicked out by his roommate and is essentially homeless. Also another man in the troupe is making sexual advances that Chip both fears and discovers he wants. The dance of his life has begun and Chip needs to turn it into a triumphal work of grace before he stumbles and loses everything. Featuring a remarkably talented and beautiful young cast, FIVE DANCES is a poetic and erotic look at the place where creativity and self-discovery merge. It is a celebration of the beauty of the human body and the unbreakable spirit it contains. —C.R.

Five Dances

CIFF38 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 7:40 PM

Screening @ Hanna Theatre

Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 4:30 PM

10% Cinema
Film Is Art

Recommended for High School +

American Independents Competition

Related Daily Postings
CIFF Day at The Hanna Theatre
Don't Dance? 'Five Dances' Offers You More

Alan Brown

Tracy Utley, Agathe David-Weill

Alan Brown

Derek McKane

Jarrah Gurrie

Principal Cast
Kimiye Corwin, Reed Luplau, Catherine Miller, Luke Murphy, Ryan Steele

Director Bio
Alan Brown is an award-winning author and director. He was nominated for the 2004 Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival for "Book of Love" and the 2007 Le Roger Award for Best Film at the Avignon/New York Film Festival for "Superheroes." In 2011 he won the Grand Jury Award at the L.A. Outfest for "Private Romeo."

Select Filmography
"Book of Love" (2004)—28th CIFF, "Superheroes" (2007), "Private Romeo" (2011)—36th CIFF, FIVE DANCES (2013)

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Canton Palace Theatre


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