First Position (2011)

First Position was released on DVD on October 30, 2012
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For the young dancers at the Youth America Grand Prix, one of the world’s most prestigious ballet competitions, lifelong dreams are at stake. With hundreds competing for a handful of elite scholarships and contracts, practice and discipline are paramount, and nothing short of perfection is expected. Bess Kargman’s award-winning documentary, FIRST POSITION, follows six young dancers as they prepare for a chance to enter the world of professional ballet, struggling through bloodied feet, near exhaustion and debilitating injuries all while navigating the drama of adolescence. A showcase of awe-inspiring talent, tenacity and passion, FIRST POSITION paints a thrilling and moving portrait of the most gifted young ballet stars of tomorrow.

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US DVD Release Date October 30, 2012
UK DVD Release Date UK - Not announced
Australia DVD Release Date AU - Not announced

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Complete Movie Details

Run time 90 Minutes
Theater Release Date May 4, 2012
DVD and Blu-ray Release Date October 30, 2012
Actors Aran Bell, Joan Sebastian Zamora, Michaela DePrince, Rebecca Houseknecht, Gaya Bommer Yemini, Jules Fogarty, Miko Fogarty
Directed by Bess Kargman
Studio IFC Films
MPAA Not-Yet-Rated (Not Rated)
Gross $1,100,000
Genre(s) Documentary
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