Jury Award ~ Best Documentary Feature
Tribeca Film Festival
The artist's thrilling dedication to her craft that offers the most sublime state of grace.
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Bobbi Jene

2017 Tribeca Film Festival - Best Documentary Feature, Best Cinematography in a Documentary Feature, and Best Editing in a Documentary Feature

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 Lind’s 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.

Played at

Royal, 10.06.17 - 10.12.17
Rated NR
Runtime: 95 min
Language: English

Director: Elvira Lind

  • Winner, Jury Award ~ Best Documentary Feature, Tribeca Film Festival
FEATURED REVIEW: Tim Grierson, Screen International
The first time we see dancer Bobbi Jene Smith in director Elvira Lind’s remarkable documentary she’s naked, practicing her intense, contorted choreography while ignoring the camera that’s observing her. It’s an apt metaphor for Bobbi Jene’s startlingly i...