Bobbi Jene (96 min)
Directed by Elvira Lind
June 22, 2017
Full Frame Theater @ American Tobacco
Film starts at 7:00 pm, Doors open at 6:30 pm
Free, ticket required
After a decade of stardom in Israel, American dancer Bobbi Jene Smith decides to leave behind her prominent position at the world-famous Batsheva Dance Company, as well as the love of her life, to return to the U.S. to create her own boundary breaking performances. Tracking the personal and professional challenges that await her, Elvira Lind’s film lovingly and intimately documents the dilemmas and inevitable consequences of ambition. Observing the artist in both private and public settings, the film moves between uninhibited scenes of life at home, grueling rehearsals, and footage of Bobbi Jene’s revealing choreography. Baring her body, her new work explores both the physical and emotional complexities of female sexuality. Bobbi Jene delves into what it takes for a woman to gain her own independence in the extremely competitive world of dance and to find self-fulfillment in the process.
This film contains nudity and adult subject matter.
Click here for a Q+A with director Elvira Lind.