LIFT w/ dir. David Petersen, prod. Mary Recine & star Steven Melendez in person

Trailer Starr Cinema Tickets


Sunday, September 17 7:00p

Co-presented by Kaatsbaan. Moderated by Adam Weinert, Kaatsbaan artistic associate.

This documentary follows a small New York City ballet company who holds auditions in underserved communities. The director of the company, Steven Melendez, who also started his career as a dancer at the age of 7 in a homeless shelter, mentors the young dancers through the rigor, art, and discipline of dance. The experience inspires them to pursue careers beyond what they originally thought possible. By allowing us to view homelessness through the lens of ballet, Lift focuses on the uplifting change that is possible for a person as well as a community. (U.S., 2022, 87m).