Honor Coming Out Day at the Mill Valley Film Fest with Screening of LGBT Feature “And Then We Danced’
|The Spahr Center and Mill Valley Film Festival are screening And Then We Danced, a beautiful film about coming out, on National Coming Out Day, Friday, October 11. This special event begins at 2:45 pm at the Sequoia Theater in downtown Mill Valley and will be followed by a reception across the street at the gorgeous Outdoor Art Club.|
Please join us for this important celebration of Coming Out, and encouragement to others to do the same! Bring a family member, friend or colleague to whom you’ve come out, and rejoice in the freedom and support you have received for Coming Out. Bring your story in writing to add to The Spahr Center’s archive, or plan to make a short video at the capturing your story at the reception!
|AND THEN WE DANCED|
Friday, October 11 at 2:45 pm – Sequoia TheaterView TrailerIn Tbilisi, Georgia, teenage Merab lives in a crowded apartment where the electricity gets turned off as regularly as his phone runs out of data, forcing him to panhandle. After a lifetime of rigorous training alongside his dance/romantic partner Mary, Merab has hitched his hopes for an escape from his circumstances to a coveted slot in the Georgian National Dance Ensemble. But the tradition-bound regional ensemble leader thinks Merab is too “soft” to master the challenging, athletic choreography. The arrival of another male dancer, Irakli, upends Merab’s dedication to the company and his relationship with Mary, with galvanizing results. Levan Akin’s gorgeous film is a feast for the senses and an emotional tug on the heart. With his exuberant physicality, star Levan Gelbakhiani, who won the Best Actor award at the Sarajevo Film Festival, shapes Akin’s story into a joyous journey of liberation, a coming-out and-of-age tale. A vibrant, musical celebration of the dance of life.
Tickets are: $16.50 for Adults$15.00 for Seniors$8.00 for students and educatorsBuy Tickets