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Run Time: 100 minutes
Tara was on track to becoming one of the best dancers of her generation before a debilitating injury prematurely ended her career. After an 18-month recovery period, during which Tara learned to walk again, her dreams of being a company dancer are still very much alive. Despite the concern and discouragement from the people who care for her, Tara embarks on a journey to make a life for herself in the cutthroat world of professional dance. Risking another grave injury, Tara is willing to sacrifice everything, including her physical wellbeing, to actualize her aspirations. But with unrelenting demands on her body and spirit, and strained relationships with those she loves most, will dancing be everything she imagined it would? DANCE ACADEMY is an engaging story of passion, self-discovery, and the realization that sometimes we need to let go of a dream to make space for something even better. —G.S.
Tower City Cinemas
Monday, April 09, 2018 at 6:15 PM
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 2:10 PM
Film Is Art
International Narrative Competition
Jeffrey Walker was born in 1982 in Melbourne, Australia. He began his career as a child actor and started directing at the age of 20. He has directed numerous television projects, including Dance Academy, the Australian TV series from which this film was born.
DANCE ACADEMY: THE MOVIE (2017), Ali's Wedding (2017)
Martin McGrath ACS
Xenia Goodwin, Alicia Banit, Dena Kaplan, Jordan Rodrigues, Keiynan Lonsdale