Date:  January 4, 2018

Time:  7:00pm

ALIVE AND KICKING takes an inside look at the culture of Swing Dancing and the characters who make it special…..from the emergence of the Lindy Hop to the modern day international phenomenon. The film follows the growth of Swing Dance from its purely American roots, while also looking at the lives of Swing Dancers to find their personal stories and why this dance fills them with joy.  Directed by Susan Glatzer.

Doors open at 6:30.  Light refreshments served.  Admission is Free! In the Marine Village Hall, 121 Judd Street, Marine on Saint Croix. Presented in partnership with the Marine Film Society.*

Susan Glatzer’s track record of productions and acquisitions has garnered seven Academy Awards® and 19 Academy Award® nominations along with numerous awards at the Cannes, Sundance, and Venice film festivals. Serving as Senior Vice President for the Motion Picture Group at Paramount Pictures, Susan concentrated on co-productions and worldwide acquisitions. Among the projects Susan has been involved with are Traffic, Napoleon Dynamite, Secrets & Lies, Narc, Breaking the Waves, and High Art. In addition, directors that Susan has worked with include Robert Altman, Albert Brooks, Diane Keaton, Mike Leigh, David Lynch, Emir Kusturica, Joe Carnahan, and Lisa Cholodenko. As a consultant, Susan has developed TV pitches with clients for ABC, Columbia Tri-Star Television, Lionsgate Television, HBO, Showtime, and Bravo.

Susan has served on the Board of Directors for the International Documentary Association, was a member of IFP’s Gotham Awards Committee, a Founding Member of New York Women’s Film Festival, a member of the Programming Committee for New York’s Channel 13, PBS’s flagship station, a Producing Fellow at Film Independent, and a Juror at the AFI Film Festival, Seattle International Film Festival, and Hamptons Film Festival.

Susan has been Swing dancing for 18 years.

* This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.