This documentary by Deidre Schoo and Michael Beach Nichols looks at an exciting new dance movement, 'flexing', that sprang up on the streets of Brooklyn and has exploded into an expressive new DIY art form. The documentary, which was an Official Selection of the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, examines the social conditions that influence and inspire the movement, and the creative dancers who have pioneered this innovative new form of dance.
Alive Mind Cinema Releases Flex is Kings, a critically-acclaimed doc by Deidre Schoo and Michael Beach Nichols examining the innovative new "flexing" street dance phenomenon
"An eye-popper" - The Village Voice "The perfect antidote to the Step Up series" - Slate "Strong cinematography...strange beauty in the dance" - The New York Times "Sit back and enjoy the vibrant dance moves" - Screen Daily
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 16, 2014 - Alive Mind Cinema announces the DVD release of the critically-acclaimed documentary Flex is Kings, which looks at an exciting new dance movement, "flexing", that sprang up on the streets of Brooklyn and has exploded into an expressive new DIY art form. The documentary, which was an Official Selection of the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, examines the social conditions that influence and inspire the movement, and the creative dancers who have pioneered this innovative new form of dance.
Flex is Kings comes to DVD on October 7th, with a SRP of $29.95, and contains special features such as deleted scenes and the theatrical trailer.
SYNOPSIS: Flex is Kings is a riveting, awe-inspiring look inside the world of 'flexing', a type of street dance native to Brooklyn. Shot in the neighborhood of East New York at the end of a handful of subway lines, the film profiles young men struggling to express themselves and create a positive force in their community in the face of high crime rates and few opportunities for advancement.
Directors Deidre Schoo and Michael Beach Nichols take audiences along on the emotional journey of several dancers including Flizzo, an unconventional and charismatic showman, and Jay Donn, the innovative auteur, as they vie to make something of themselves by battling it out through this explosive DIY art form.
Flex is Kings
Directors: Deidre Schoo and Michael Beach Nichols
DVD Street Date: October 7, 2014
DVD SRP: $29.95
DVD UPC: 738329134921
83 mins. / Color / Widescreen / Not Rated / 5.1 Surround Sound Audio Mix
About Alive Mind Cinema:
Specializing in documentaries in the areas of enlightened consciousness, secular spirituality and culture, Alive Mind Cinema seeks to provide audiences with intellectually provocative films that deliver the "aha" response of a transformative experience.
About Kino Lorber:
With a library of 1,000 titles, Kino Lorber Inc. has been a leader in independent art house distribution for over 30 years, releasing over 25 films per year theatrically under its Kino Lorber, Kino Classics, and Alive Mind Cinema banners, including five Academy Award(R) nominated films in the last seven years. In addition, the company brings over 70 titles each year to the home entertainment market with DVD and Blu-ray releases under its five house brands, distributes a growing number of third party labels, and is a direct digital distributor to all major platforms including iTunes, Netflix, HULU, Amazon, Vimeo, Fandor and others.
September 25, 2014, 6:58 am - PR
Keywords: dance, documentary