First Position Poster

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

Distributors: IFC Films

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  • 60

    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

  • 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

  • First Position shows the dancers' emotions, but it is weaker in building the suspense of the competition. show more

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