We Don't Wanna Make You Dance

screens: 
Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 13:10
location: 
Vancity Theatre
1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver
tickets: 
$9 adult; $6 child, youth, senior; $5 each for groups of 10 or more
Director: 
Lucy Kostelanetz
length: 
95min
year: 
2013
country: 
USA

CANADIAN PREMIERE

The rock/funk band Miller, Miller, Miller and Sloan hoped to make it big in 1980s New York City music scene. They had talent, a unique sound, and fans—everything but a record deal. This documentary is full of surprises, irreverent humour, and poignancy. Click here to see the film's website and trailer.

Themes: coming of age, music, creativity, do it yourself (DIY)

Recommended for ages 13+

Note: this program screens as part of the Youth Media Conference for high school students

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Director's Bio: 
Filmmaker Lucy Kostelanetz premiered her first documentary feature SONIA in 2007 in film festivals around the world as well as the MOMA Documentary Fortnight. Her previous work included two award-winning films for children, REBEKA GOES DOWN THE SLIDE and REBEKA GOES TO CHINA (R2R 2000). Lucy also worked at the New York State Council on the Arts during its early creative, idealistic period (1968-1981), and has served twice on the Board of International Film Seminars, presenter of the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar, and as their president from 2000-2001.