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Documentary

Born To Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity

Year 2014
Runtime 82 mins

With an edict of “anything too safe is not action,” choreographer Elizabeth Streb and the STREB Extreme Action Company form a troupe of fearless flyers and crashers who challenge the assumptions of art, aging, injury, gender and human possibility.

Born to Fly traces the evolution of Streb’s movement as she pushes herself and her performers from the ground to the sky and reveals the passions behind the dancers’ bruises and broken noses.

This exhilarating doc offers a breathtaking tale about the necessity of challenging limits, inspiring audiences hungry for a fierce existence.

Festivals
SXSW 2014, Seattle International Film Festival 2014, Frameline Film Festival 2014
Producer
Catherine Gund, Tanya Selvaratnam
Cinematographer
Kirsten Johnson, Albert Maysles, Ian McAlpin
Editor
Alex Meillier