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Boxers & Ballerinas (2004)

Director: Brit Marling, Brit Marling, Mike Cahill, more...
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Studio: Cinequest
Genre: Documentary, Foreign, Political & Social Issues
Running Time: 83 min.
Languages: English, Spanish
Subtitles: English
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Synopsis
Boxers and Ballerinas is about four young people forever united by their cultural heritage, and forever divided by 90 miles of water and over 40 years of political conflict. The documentary traces the lives of a boxer and a ballerina in Miami, Florida, and a boxer and a ballerina in Havana, Cuba: their triumphs and failures, their power and powerlessness, and the singular intensity and violence of being young. Boxers and Ballerinas cuts through the romantic mystery of Cuba, the neon stereotype of Miami, and the political noise of US-Cuba relations to the sweat, sex, grace and aggression of winning the fight, nailing the pirouette, and chasing the dream until the body gives in.



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