We’ve worked with Music Box Films, the distributor of AND THEN WE DANCED, to make if possible for you to see the film during its theatrical release phase — and support the Belcourt. For $12, you can purchase a ticket for AND THEN WE DANCED — and you’ll have a 48-hour window to watch the film. (Note: You’ll need to create an account with Music Box Direct to pay for your ticket.) Music Box Films will share a portion of your ticket payment with the Belcourt. Please note that this arrangement, in these unprecedented times, means we’re unable to offer member pricing. Thanks for your understanding and support. And if you’d like to consider an additional donation to the Belcourt, we’d be most grateful. You can do so here. Note: AND THEN WE DANCED is watchable on your computer, phone or tablet, or a bigger screen with Chromecast or a Smart TV.
A passionate tale of love and liberation set amidst the confines of modern Georgian society, AND THEN WE DANCED follows Merab, a devoted dancer who has been training for years with his partner Mary for a spot in the National Georgian Ensemble. The arrival of another male dancer, Irakli—who’s gifted with perfect form and equipped with a rebellious streak—throws Merab off balance, sparking both an intense rivalry and a romantic desire that may cause him to risk his future in dance as well as his relationships with Mary and his family.
"[Director Levan] Akin has crafted a seemingly simple coming-out story, but one that is rooted in a risky, forbidden topic in Georgia where homosexuality is denied and dangerous." —Eugene Hernandez, Film Comment “Achieves something truly special...opening up our world and giving us an experience of people in a different culture to our own, whilst connecting us on a human level through that most universal of themes—first love.” —Fiona Underhill, JumpCut Online “We learn that hyper-masculinity is one of the central tenets of Georgian dance, although it only became so in the last 50 years. By framing his gentle coming-of-age tale around such a traditional piece of Georgian culture, [director Levan Akin] has made an inherently political film, and rendered it in sensitive terms with a celebratory spirit, not to mention a culture rarely seen on screen.” —Jude Dry, IndieWire
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