A Ballerina’s Tale

Directed by noted author, journalist, music and culture critic Nelson George, this documentary features Black ballerina Misty Copeland. It examines her rise as a child prodigy, who began ballet at age 13 at the local Boys and Girls Club, suffered poverty at a young age and dealt with a public custody battle between her mother and ballet teacher – turned – guardian. This leads to the film’s core focus on a potentially career – ending injury that unveils themes of race and body image in the elite ballet world. All while Misty Copeland ascends to becoming the first ever Black principal dancer of the American Ballet Theater.

Join us for this screening and stay after for a discussion about the film!

Held Friday, March 2nd at the Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative (1456 E. 70th St.) – free, with no RSVP required.