Rebels on Pointe

'Rebels On Pointe' is a delightful documentary...lovingly chronicled by Bobbi Jo Hart.


Rebels on Pointe

Exploring universal themes of identity, dreams and family, REBELS ON POINTE is the first-ever documentary film celebrating the world famous Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. The notorious all-male, drag ballet company was founded over 40 years ago in New York City on the heels of the Stonewall riots, and has a passionate cult following around the world. The film juxtaposes intimate behind-the-scenes access, rich archives and history, engaging character driven stories, and dance performances shot in North America, Europe and Japan. REBELS ON POINTE is a creative blend of gender-bending artistic expression, diversity, passion and purpose. A story which ultimately proves that a ballerina is not only a woman dancing—but an act of revolution in a tutu.

"On days when it seems there isn’t too much to smile about, grab a glass of wine and watch Rebels on Pointe, Bobbi Jo Hart's playful documentary." - The New York Times

"Genuinely inquisitive and insightfully divulging... Bobbi Jo Hart's waggish, warm-hearted documentary will tickle all audiences." - The Film Journal International

"Laugh out loud funny! An inclusive doc portrait ... The dancers of REBELS ON POINTE are good company for any audience."—POV Magazine

"An affectionate tribute to a dance company that dares to defy convention."—Montreal Gazette

"Hart's engaging documentary brings out the humour in the Trocks, an essential part of the troupe's ethos. And she does that while balancing it with the seriousness that comes with ballet."—Inside Out

"Real heart and soul."—Get Reel

Selected Film Festivals

Best Documentary, 2017 Mifo Miami LGBT Film Festival
Best Documentary, 2017 San Luis Obispo International Film Festival
Best Canadian Film, 2017 Inside Out LGBT Film Festival
Audience Award Runner Up, 2017 Santa Barbara Film Festival
Official Selection, 2017 Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival
Official Selection, 2017 Denver CinemaQ Film Festival
Official Selection, 2017 Montreal International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA)
Official Selection, 2017 Barcelona Documentary Film Festival
Official Selection, 2017 QDocs Portland Film Festival
Official Selection, 2017 Frameline Film Festival San Francisco
Official Selection, 2017 OutFest LGBT Film Festival Los Angeles
Not Rated
Documentary, LGBT, Dance, Ballet
Bobbi Jo Hart
Lisa Jo Sagolla, Film Journal International

Beloved by dance aficionados, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, known as The Trocks by its devoted international following, is a New York-based, all-male classical-ballet comedy troupe. Its members are doubly extraordinary. Not only are they exquisitely trained ballet dancers with top-drawer ...

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