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Bobbi Jean

  • Tannery Arts Center, Corridor Theater 1060 River St. Suite 111 Santa Cruz, Ca (map)

Documentary Feature, 95 mins

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Synopsis: After a decade of stardom in Israel, American dancer Bobbi Jene decides to leave behind her prominent position at the world-famous Batsheva Dance Company, as well as the love of her life, to return to the U.S. to create her own boundary breaking art. Tracking the personal and professional challenges that await her, Elvira Linds film lovingly and intimately documents the dilemmas and inevitable consequences of ambition. BOBBI JENE delves into what it takes for a woman to gain her own independence in the
extremely competitive world of dance and to find self-fulfillment in the process.

Director: Born in 1981 in Copenhagen, Elvira Lind graduated from City Varsity - School of Media and Creative Arts in Cape Town in 2006 majoring in documentary film. She has worked within that field since directing and shooting documentaries of various lengths for TV, cinema, and web on four different continents. Elvira now lives and works out of New York, where she also writes on various fiction projects. Elvira's first feature documentary Songs for Alexis competed at IDFA in 2014 and screened at a long list of international festivals; she received CPH:DOX new talent award in 2015; and her first international documentary TV series "Twiz and Tuck" launched on Viceland this year. BOBBI JENE is Elvira's second feature documentary, which premiered at Tribeca 2017.