Posted on December 2, 2015

The Calgary International Film Festival and the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival present A BALLERINA'S TALE as the January Doc Soup selection.

The screening will take place at Globe Cinema on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 7 p.m.

In a world dominated by thin white bodies, Misty Copeland challenges stereotypes, breaking through as one of the first black professional ballerinas at a major company. Propelled into fame, and acting as a role model for African Americans, Misty becomes the new face of ballet and on track to reach the top-level in her field: the prima ballerina, until she is diagnosed with a potentially career-ending injury.

A BALLERINA’S TALE explores Misty’s recovery from surgery and her triumphant return to the stage.

Examining issues of race, class, body image and pressure in the world of elite ballet, we follow Misty as she tries to break through as the first black female principal dancer at a major international company.

Individual tickets for A BALLERINA'S TALE are now on sale.

For more information or interviews, please contact:
Laura Carlson; Calgary International Film Festival
403-452-4845 (office); 587-700-0116 (cell)


Doc Soup Calgary is a monthly feature-length documentary series presented in partnership between the Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) and the Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival. The series is now in its ninth year, and runs from November 2016 to April 2017. Screening on the first Wednesday of each month, Doc Soup showcases six of the latest and most acclaimed Canadian and international documentaries, bringing local audiences the finest in inspiring and intelligent non-fiction cinema from across the globe.

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