Real Life Film Club: First Position

RESCHEDULED: March 16, 2018
6 – 8pm

Howland Public Library
313 Main Street – Beacon

The Reel Life Film Club for tweens and teens returns to Beacon. On March 16th at 6pm the Howland Public Library will be screening the award winning documentary, First Position. (Please note this has been rescheduled from March 2 due to a snowstorm).

The film follows six young dancers from different backgrounds as they prepare for the Youth America Grand Prix, one of the most prestigious ballet competitions in the world. Directed by Bess Kargman, the film offers a window into the hard work and challenges the young people face as they compete for scholarships to elite ballet schools.

For this screening, Reel Life will be changing it up a bit making a real life local connection to the documentary. After the film, there will be a Q&A with Alex Bloomstein, director of Ballet Arts Studio and student Solee Dinio. Solee is a 9th grader at Beacon High School and has recently competed in Youth America Grand Prix depicted in the film. Solee has been student at Ballet Arts Studio for three years and is currently preparing to compete in the Connecticut Classic.

Reel Life Film Club is an opportunity for middle school students to view award-winning documentary films and talk about them with filmmakers. Now in its second year, the film series is a collaboration between the Beacon, Cold Spring and Garrison libraries. A new film is shown each month, rotating between the three locations.

All students in grades 6 and up are invited to the screening. Pizza will be served at the event and registration is encouraged. To register to attend the March 2nd screening of First Position email

For more information, contact Michelle Rivas, Howland Library,, Karen Thompson, Desmond-Fish Library,, or Maureen McGrath, Butterfield Library,