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Directed by Susan Glatzer

United States, Sweden 2016 88 mins. In English

Some dance styles and crazes endure. For many who love music and dance, the lindy hop, jitterbug, shag, and other mid-century “swing” dances are more than alive and kicking in the hip-hop era. Glatzer’s joyous, action-packed film attributes the revival to the advent of VHS tape, which allowed pause and rewind to memorize the steps from old films. “She’s more attentive to the sense of family among enthusiasts…The action [the film] captures is so transfixing, one marvels that dancers can keep it up for five years, much less five decades.”—The Hollywood Reporter.

Sponsored by Higgins Restaurant

Review: The Austin Chronicle

Interview: Interview with Susan Glatzer at Indiewire

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