"Illuminating... Defiance [and] tenacity, animated Hill’s life, and it drives ‘Miss Hill’ forward, too. Archival footage…distills the essence of a time when American concert dance, like never before, sought to comment on society rather than escape from it; a time when, as the choreographer Bessie Schonberg said, “everything was new.” And that’s only the first half. We also get a thorough history of the Juilliard dance department, its initially groundbreaking curriculum of warring genres (ballet and modern dance) and its near-demise at the hands of George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein, an episode in which matters of money, power, real estate, politics and national identity collide."
- Siobhan Burke, The New York Times
"You need not be a student or scholar of dance to be completely enthralled by Greg Vander Veer's documentary Miss Hill... The film is both gorgeous and powerful, crackling with energy. And without pressing the point too hard, Vander Veer maps the cultural trajectory of the art from being all white (and largely woman-driven) to being truly multicultural, as vintage footage is threaded with sharp commentary and insights from contemporary dancers across race and gender." - Ernest Hardy, The Village Voice
"Bound to enthrall dance aficionados with its copious amounts of wonderful archival footage ... the film serves as a marvelous primer on the rise of modern dance as an important art form in America. Miss Hill would no doubt have been pleased." - Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter
"An aesthetic treat, juxtaposing abundant archival footage of such luminaries as Martha Graham, José Límon and Antony Tudor with striking video of contemporary dancers, working sometimes in the same historical spaces."
- Lisa Jo Sagolla, Film Journal International
"[Miss Hill] is aesthetically rather gorgeous and evocative, and the blending of archival footage and voice over is quite seamless and beautifully done." - Joshua Brunsting, Criterion Cast
"Whether or not you’re familiar with this pioneering educator of modern dance, there’s no doubt you’ll be highly moved, by the conclusion of Vander Veer’s film." - Amy Handler, Film Threat
"I loved this documentary." - Elaine Hegwood Bowen,Film Monthly
"Wonderful! A complete portrait of this remarkable figure in modern dance history."- StageBuddy
"A treasure trove of images and revealing stories, lovingly assembled."- ArtsJournalBlogs
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