• First Position (2012)

First Position

Release Date: May 4th, 2012

DVD Release Date: October 30th, 2012

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary

Six young ballet students, all from different backgrounds, prepare for the Youth America Grand Prix, a competition in which dance schools and companies from around the world scout for new talent.

Director: Bess Kargman

Genres: Documentary

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Frank ScheckThe Hollywood Reporter

    First Position overcomes its predictable elements thanks to the inherent visual drama of watching children strain their bodies to the limit in obsessive pursuit of their goals. show more

  • 60
    NPR

    It's a simple and lovely movie, and particularly for people who haven't seen "Spellbound," it's a great introduction to the intriguing mix of parents - neurotic, loving, pressuring, calming - who raise great kids who do great things. show more

  • 80
    Stephanie ZacharekMovieline

    Documentaries don't have to be technically great to be irresistible, and Bess Kargman's First Position, which follows six young ballet dancers as they prepare for an elite competition, is a case in point. show more

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