The Gershman Y
Director: Dmitry Povolotsky
It's 1986 in the USSR: the rumblings of Perestroika have taken hold, borders are opening up, rock music is hitting the alleyways of Moscow, and black market jeans are all the rage. Enter gangly Borya Fishkin, the worst ballet student at the famous Bolshoi Theater Ballet Academy. Despite his diminutive size and the taunting jeers of his classmates, Borya is armed with confidence from his newfound belief that his father is Russia's most famous ballet dancer, Mikhail Baryshnikov. Borya will stop at nothing to fit in and become a better dancer, all in the attempt to gain the attention of Marina, the school's most beautiful star student, and secure a place in the Bolshoi company. Will Borya's unconventionality pay off in a place where decorum and conformity rule. This hilarious comedy with a charming cast has delighted audiences worldwide.
FilmConnects: Performance by The Company of the Rock School for Dance Education
Fall Film Festival sponsored by SEED THE DREAM FOUNDATION, Marcy Gringlas & Joel Greenberg