Alive and Kicking
Documentary Feature
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Film Info
Release Year:2016
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Susan Glatzer
Produced By:Susan Glatzer
Screenwriter:Susan Glatzer
Heidi Zimmerman
Cinematography:John W. MacDonald
Editing By:Nick Andert
Heidi Zimmerman
Alive & Kicking gives the audience an intimate, insider’s view into the culture of the current swing dance world while shedding light on issues facing modern society. No matter what troubles they are facing in their lives, swing dancers are filled with joy, exhilaration, and even giddiness while they dance. Boiled down to its core, swing dancing is about the pursuit of happiness. Most people think of happiness as a passive emotion: if something good happens, I will be happy. But we all have the ability to feel joy despite the worst of circumstances once we realize that happiness exists inside of us.
Before she started directing, Susan Glatzer was a film executive at major studios and independent film companies. Her track record of productions and acquisitions has garnered seven Academy Awards and numerous awards at the Cannes, Sundance, and Venice film festivals.