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A film by Greg Vander Veer

Available on iTunes and DVD June 23.

80 minutes, documentary, color, 2014

DVD Extras: Extended Interviews with Paul Taylor, Janet Soares & Martha Hill • Archival Footage (Martha Hill at Bennington College, 1935; NYU Dance Class, Sebago Lake, 1934; Jose Limon at Mills College, 1938) • Biographies

Miss Hill: Making Dance Matter reveals the little known story of Martha Hill, a visionary who fought against great odds to make contemporary and modern dance a legitimate art form in America. In a career spanning most of the 20th century, Hill became a behind the scenes leader in the dance world and the founding director of Juilliard's Dance Division. Stylistically weaving together over 90 years of archival footage, the film is a celebration of dance and an examination of the passion required to keep it alive.

2015 Theatrical Release

Miss Hill: Making Dance Matter is both gorgeous and powerful, crackling with energy. You need not be a scholar of dance to be completely enthralled!” - The Village Voice

“Illuminating...distills the essence of a time when American dance, like never before, sought to comment on society rather than escape from it.” - The New York Times

“Bound to enthrall dance aficionados with its copious amounts of wonderful archival footage. Serves as a marvelous primer on the rise of modern dance as an an important art form in America. Miss Hill herself would no doubt have been pleased.” - The Hollywood Reporter

“An aesthetic treat, juxtaposing abundant archival footage of such luminaries as Martha Graham, José Lìmon and Antony Tudor with striking footage of contemporary dancers."
- Film Journal International

“Gorgeous and evocative! The blending of archival footage and voice over is quite seamless and beautifully done.” - Criterion Cast

UPC: 720229916561 | Catalog #: FRF916561D | $27.95 | Street: June 23
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