Movies that Matter: Film Screenings for High Schools

I Will Dance

Educators

Monday, December 7, 2015
10 am – 1 pm
Scheuer Auditorium

High school students, along with their teachers, view award-winning documentaries that examine issues such as identity, culture, and tolerance. Each day of film screenings features post-film discussions and a pizza lunch.

Today's Film: I Will Dance

I Will Dance follows young people from a diverse theater program in Selma, Alabama as they journey to New York City to share their stories through an original show, written and choreographed by the participants themselves. Against the backdrop of segregated institutions within their community and the social ills that come with extreme poverty, the film takes a raw look inside the lives of three young people who are fighting to find their voices, rise above oppression, and break familiar and societal norms.

Free; to register or for more information, please call 212.423.3254 or email teenprograms@thejm.org.

Movies That Matter is made possible through the generosity of the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc.

Additional support is provided through public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Still from I Will Dance, Directed by Joseph East, 2015, 78 mins.