Distributor:  Icarus Films
Length:  90 minutes
Date:  2017
Genre:  Expository
Language:  English
Color/BW:  Color
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Rebels on Pointe

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The first-ever documentary film celebrating the world famous Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, the notorious all-male, drag ballet company founded over 40 years ago.

Rebels on Pointe

Exploring universal themes of identity, dreams and family, REBELS ON POINTE is the first-ever documentary film celebrating the world famous Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. The notorious all-male, drag ballet company was founded over 40 years ago in New York City on the heels of the Stonewall riots, and has a passionate cult following around the world. The film juxtaposes intimate behind-the-scenes access, rich archives and history, engaging character driven stories, and dance performances shot in North America, Europe and Japan. Rebels on Pointe is a creative blend of gender-bending artistic expression, diversity, passion and purpose. A story which ultimately proves that a ballerina is not only a woman dancing-but an act of revolution in a tutu.

'Laugh out loud funny! An inclusive doc portrait ... The dancers of REBELS ON POINTE are good company for any audience.' - POV Magazine

'An affectionate tribute to a dance company that dares to defy convention.' - Montreal Gazette

'Hart's engaging documentary brings out the humour in the Trocks, an essential part of the troupe's ethos. And she does that while balancing it with the seriousness that comes with ballet.' - Inside Out

'Real heart and soul.' - Get Reel

'Compelling ... Unmissable. - Edge Media Network


** Best Documentary, 2017 Mifo Miami LGBT Film Festival
** Best Documentary, 2017 San Luis Obispo International Film Festival
** Best Canadian Film, 2017 Inside Out LGBT Film Festival
** Audience Award Runner Up, 2017 Santa Barbara Film Festival
** 2017 Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival
** 2017 CinemaQ Film Festival, Denver Film Society
** 2017 Montreal International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA)
** 2017 Roze Filmdagen Festival Amsterdam
** 2017 Barcelona Documentary Film Festival
** 2017 QDocs Portland Film Festival
** 2017 Frameline Film Festival San Francisco
** 2017 OutFest LGBT Film Festival Los Angeles


Main credits

Hart, Bobbi Jo (film director)
Hart, Bobbi Jo (film producer)
Hart, Bobbi Jo (cinematographer)
Hart, Robbie (film producer)

Other credits

Editor, Catherine Legault; camera, Bobbi Jo Hart.

Distributor credits

A film by Bobbi Jo Hart

Docuseek2 subjects

Gay and Lesbian Studies
Human Rights

Distributor subjects

Gay and Lesbian
Gender Studies
Human Rights
Human Sexuality


; "Rebels on Pointe"; Icarus Films; ballet; LGBTQ; gay rights; dance; Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo; New York City; Stonewall;

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