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2015, Sundance Selects, 85 min, USA, Dir: Nelson George

In the cloistered world of classical ballet, very few prima ballerinas are black women; among them is San Pedro native Misty Copeland. After more than a decade at American Ballet Theatre, she got a coveted lead role at New York's Metropolitan Opera House and danced beautifully, but in great pain – she later discovered she had potentially career-ending fractures in her left shin. This graceful documentary offers an intimate look at Misty's life from triumph in Igor Stravinsky's Firebird to arduous recovery to a third act where she has returned to the ABT stage and emerged as a pop star.

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