Strike A Pose

United Kingdom | 2016 | 88 min
English
Cinematography: Reinout Steenhuizen
Distribution: BOND/360
Editing: Dorith Vinken
Music: Bart Westerlaken
Producer: Kyle Greenberg
Sound: Carla Van Der Meijs
Production: BOND/360
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FIFA Competition
 

Synopsis

Presented in partnership with ICI ARTV and Danse Danse

In 1990, seven young dancers joined Madonna on her celebrated—and controversial—Blond Ambition tour, which took them to Europe, North America and Asia. Audiences everywhere cheered their demands for self-expression and calls for solidarity in the gay community, which was being ravaged by AIDS. Twenty-five years later, they talk about the legendary tour and the subsequent film Truth or Dare (1991), which revealed an intimate portrait of Madonna and her relationship with her dancers. Filmmakers Ester Gould and Reijer Zwaan present these men today, as they talk about their experience in a touching story about the complexity of asserting one’s identity.

Directors

Ester Gould

Ester Gould, born in Peterculter, Scotland, in 1975, is a documentary filmmaker who lives and works in Amsterdam. After studies in film and journalism, she began her career working with director Heddy Honigmann. Since 2005, she has been directing her own documentaries for Dutch public broadcasters. Her first feature-length documentary, Shout (2009), shot in Syria and the Golan Heights, was named best film at the London International Documentary Film Festival in 2010. Strike a Pose (2016) is her third feature film.
Filmography | A Strange Love Affair with Ego ( 2015), Shout (2009).

Reijer Zwaan

Reijer Zwaan, born in 1981, is a journalist and filmmaker for Dutch Public Television. He studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute and then studied Political Science in Amsterdam and New York (New School University). He works as deputy editor-in-chief for Nieuwsuur, the main current affairs program in the Netherlands. After seeing the film Truth or Dare when he was 11 he couldn’t stop asking himself what might have happened to the young dancers who had made such an impact. Strike a Pose is his first feature length film.
Filmography | First film.

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Grande Bibliothèque de BAnQ - Auditorium
Screening # 12
Presented by ICI ARTV + Danse Danse
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United Kingdom | 88 min | 2016

English

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18:15
Grande Bibliothèque de BAnQ - Auditorium
Screening # 101
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Strike A Pose
FIFA Competition

Strike A Pose

United Kingdom | 88 min | 2016

English

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