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STRICTLY BALLROOM

Christie Pits Film Festival 2017 - Eyes on the Prize
Sunday, July 2nd

STRICTLY BALLROOM

Short films — Duelo de Duendes & Lost in Motion II

There are few better examples of the dance competition sub-genre than Baz Luhrmann's Australian cult classic Strictly Ballroom, in which he establishes the colourful, frenetic style that would later be seen in Romeo + Juliet (1996) and Moulin Rouge! (2001). Traditional ballroom dancing and maverick moves collide when Scott and Fran – coming from opposing cultures and bringing with them competing family pressures – pair up to compete in the Australian Pan Pacific Championships, challenging norms along the way. In short film Duelo de Duendes, two rival mothers have a flamenco duel on a Japanese train platform as their daughters look on. Completing this dance-themed entry in the Eyes on the Prize programme is director Ben Shirinian and choreographer Guillaume Côté's enthralling Lost in Motion II, in which a dancer explores the vulnerability, danger and loneliness of on-stage performance and competition.

A special treat this week! Presenting Sponsor Lululemon will offer a free yoga class at 6:30!

STRICTLY BALLROOM

Baz Lurhmann, 1992

With short films Duelo de Duendes, directed by Ivy Yukiko Ishihara Oldford, 2013. 
Lost in Motion II, directed by Ben Shirinian & choreographed by Guillaume Côté, 2014.

Eats & Treats @ 6pm. Films @ Sundown
Free / PWYC
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Christie Pits Park is an accessible venue
Films are screened with captioning whenever possible

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