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Sundance Selects Grabs Misty Copeland Doc ‘A Ballerina’s Tale’

Sundance Selects Grabs Misty Copeland Doc 'A Ballerina's Tale'

Sundance Selects has taken US rights to culture critic turned filmmaker Nelson George’s “A Ballerina’s Tale,” a world premiere of the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival. The film will hit theaters and VOD on October 14, 2015.

“A Ballerina’s Tale” takes an intimate, behind-the-curtain look at the career of Misty Copeland, the African American ballerina who just last month was promoted to principal dancer in New York’s American Ballet Theatre. The documentary shadows Misty as she physically recovers from her triumphant, but demanding 2012 lead performance in Igor Stravinsky’s “Firebird.”

This portrait of a preternaturally gifted dancer was acclaimed at Tribeca. “Ballerina’s Tale” was produced by Leslie Norville and executive produced by

Dorria L. Ball, Ingrid Graham and Misty Copeland.

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