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Alive and Kicking

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Alive and 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.
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Cincinnati CityBeat
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September 12, 2017

After the credits roll at the end and the lights come up, you will be overcome by the feverish need to head to the nearest dance floor with a kicking and swinging band.
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Austin Chronicle
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March 22, 2016

The music, the interviews, the interleavening of stock footage, the way the various modern narratives and backgrounding histories are fitted together: All of this works toward a successful expression of what means a thing because it does have that swing
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Hollywood Reporter
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April 03, 2017

Though its cinematography is nothing to write home about, the action Alive and Kicking captures is so transfixing, one marvels that dancers can keep it up for five years, much less five decades.
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Los Angeles Times
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April 06, 2017

Glatzer captures the love and support of an intergenerational community, one in which nonagenarians cut the rug alongside up-and-comers.
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Washington Post
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April 06, 2017

Glatzer captures the visceral charge of moving wildly in tandem with another person, often in improvised bouts that forge strong bonds between partners, if only for a few minutes.
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Village Voice
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April 06, 2017

Although it's been used repeatedly as a movie title, Alive and Kicking perfectly captures the joyous enthusiasm of Susan Glatzer's debut documentary, which presents swing dance as a vibrant, living art form.
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Seattle Times
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April 12, 2017

Though it adheres to documentary convention by picking out a few competitive swing dancers and following them throughout the film, "Alive and Kicking" keeps dancing off into other areas, and we just hold its hand and follow.
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