2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Alive and Kicking

Wednesday, March 16
3:15PM - 4:39PM

Stateside Theatre
719 Congress Ave


Hashtags: #sxsw #aliveandkicking

Born out of the Great Depression, swing dancing elevates the human spirit beyond one’s circumstances as dancers can move to the beat for the sheer joy of it and disappear into something bigger, something dazzling, a space without a critic or a judge or an analyst. 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 American society.

Section: Documentary Feature Competition
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Language: English
Year: 2016
Runtime: 84min

Director: Susan Glatzer

Executive Producer: Jason Blum, Robert Rippberger

Producer: Susan Glatzer

Screenwriter: Susan Glatzer

Cinematographer: John MacDonald

Editor: Heidi Zimmerman, Nick Andert

Music: Steven Argila

Principal Cast: Evita Arce, Emelie DecaVita, Rebecka DecaVita, Stephen Sayer, Chandrae Roettig, Frankie Manning, Norma Miller, Dawn Hampton, Dorry Segev, Sommer Gentry


ALIVE AND KICKING is Susan Glatzer's directorial debut. Before she started directing, Susan was a film executive at major studios and independent film companies. Her track record of productions and acquisitions has garnered seven Academy Awards and numerous awards at the Cannes, Sundance and Venice film festivals.

Sales Agent: Blumhouse Films

Public Film Contact
Susan Glatzer
Swing Pictures
(323) 788-2140

Publicity Contact
Josh Raffel



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