In 2015, Misty Copeland became the first African American woman to be named principal dancer of the legendary American Ballet Theater, one of the country's most prestigious companies. This moving documentary from director Nelson George chronicles her rise, examines her potentially career-ending injury, and explores themes of race and body image in the classical ballet world. It also includes exclusive footage of Copeland performing. "A moving portrait of Copeland that underscores her triumphs over bodily and historical limitations"—Village Voice.
84 min, 1 DVD.
Packaging: Single disc
Run Time: 84 minutes
Number of discs: 1
Foreign Language Subtitles: No
Color or B&W: Color
Region Code: 1
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Audio Format: Dolby Digital
Misty Copeland, Deirdre Kelly, Susan Fales-Hill, Leyla Fayyaz, Brenda Dixon Gottschild, Robyn Gardenhire, Alicia Graf Mack, Daisha Graf, Victoria Rowell, Gilda Squire, Bevy Smith, Tracey Kemble, Raven Wilkinson, Cameron Koa
"Inspirational doesn't begin to describe it" - Rolling Stone
African-American Film Critics Association Award Winner - Best Documentary (2015)
Black Reel Award Nomination - Outstanding Documentary (2016)