Dir: Levan Akin
NR, 113 min, Sweden/Georgia, In Georgian with English subtitles, 2019

On April 2, patrons can join director Levan Akin (who, like all of us, is socially distancing at home) on Instagram Live from Stockholm, Sweden for a Q&A.

A passionate tale of love and liberation set amidst the conservative confines of modern Georgian society, And Then We Danced follows Merab, a devoted dancer who has been training for years with his partner Mary for a spot in the National Georgian Ensemble. The arrival of another male dancer, Irakli-gifted with perfect form and equipped with a rebellious streak-throws Merab off balance, sparking both an intense rivalry and romantic desire that may cause him to risk his future in dance as well as his relationships with Mary and his family.

Music Box’s Virtual Screening Room will remain the exclusive outlet for And Then We Danced during its original theatrical window. It will not be available on any other VOD platform until June 2.

With each screening of And Then We Danced purchased, Pickford Film Center will receive 50% of the ticket price and the distributors and filmmakers receive the other 50%. Thank you for supporting the Pickford and the arts as we navigate these uncharted waters.




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Critic’s Pick! “A luminous tour de force” – Jude Dry, IndieWire

“A quietly revolutionary movie…enormously charming” – Eugene Hernandez, Film Comment

“Instantly engaging” – Lisa Nesselson, Screen International

Sumptuous, passionate, and joyful” – Josh Flanders, Chicago Reader

“Luminous and absorbing” – Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times

“An original and totally adorable film.” – Benedicte Prot, Cineuropa

Exceptional … Gelbakhiani is riveting” – Jay Weissberg, Variety