Swing! The Documentary – Directed by Susan Glatzer
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Description of the Documentary
SWING! is as diverse and dynamic as the dance it depicts. The film explores the culture surrounding swing dance from the emergence of the Lindy Hop to the modern day international phenomenon. The film analyzes the growth of swing dance from its purely American roots as an art form, to countries all over the world. SWING! also looks at the lives of the swing dancers themselves to find their personal stories and why swing dancing fills them with joy.
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Who is Susan Glatzer
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, Michael Moore, 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 12 years.
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When will «Swing! The Documentary» be finished?
I asked this question to Susan Glatzer and here is her answer:
«We are in the middle of production and will be shooting through the beginning of next year. Then we will need several months of post production before we finish. It's a big undertaking!»
I bet, it's a big undertaking!
Update: Meanwhile, the title of the documentary was changed to «Alive and Kicking».
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