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The Dancer Chronicles

NYWIFT's Member Screening Series provides members with the opportunity to show their work in a theatrical setting. Screenings take place at Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Ave. (at 2nd St.).

Join us for Writer/Director/Choreographer Lorna Ventura's documentary The Dancer Chronicles, following the lives of dancers within the professional New York City dance scene. There will be a Q&A with the filmmaker. Afterward, join us at Cellar 58, 58 Second Avenue between 3rd & 4th Streets for mingling, drinks (Cash Bar) and complimentary appetizers.

From Broadway to American Ballet, this film shows the courage and hope needed to remain in a competitive environment. Six dancers, each at different stages of life and career, share their very personal stories, passion for dance, and the obstacles they have overcome in the pursuit of success. Each interview inspires a diverse series of breathtaking and electrifying segments of dance showcasing each dancer’s experience, making for a compelling documentary.

Lorna Ventura is a performer and choreographer with a long list of credits. On Broadway, she has worked as an Associate Choreographer in Harlem Song and All Shook Up. Most recently, she assisted on Nice Work If You Can Get It. On film, Ventura has worked with directors such as James Mangold (Kate and Leopold) and Fred Scheppsisi (It Runs in the Family). Her TV work includes Gossip Girl and The Carrie Diaries, the prequel to Sex and the City. Ventura has worked with such celebrities as Hugh Jackman, Kirk Douglas, Matthew Broderick and Blake Lively. Broadway credits as a performer include Wicked, How To Succeed In Business and Grease!  Her short films Jack and Jill and The Dancer Chronicles have received notice at festivals, including Big Apple Film Festival, DocUtah, HotDocs, Female Eye Film Festival, Los Angeles Film Festival and New Filmmakers NYC.

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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Additional co-sponsorship by Tyrone Jackson, Internet Media and Entertainment, Inc.