Invitation to Dance
Directed by Christian von Tippelskirch, and Simi Linton
Invitation to Dance
Invitation to Dance is an eye-opening insider's account of disability in 21st century America. Simi Linton's story forms the narrative backbone of the documentary. The film traces both her personal growth as a disabled woman, and the larger historically significant developments around her over the past 40 years. Simi serves as navigator and tour guide to a world largely unknown, generally isolated, and commonly dismissed.
In 1971, Simi Linton was injured while hitchhiking to Washington to protest the war in Vietnam. Suddenly a young disabled college student, she confronted insidious forms of discrimination she couldn't have imagined before. Over time she joined forces with a vibrant disability community, and realized that political engagement, love, and dance could once again be central to her life.
Rock n' Roll, dancing, and sexuality liberated Simi from the shame she felt as a young disabled woman. Invitation to Dance traces Simi's first reluctant foray onto the dance floor at a party to present day when dance has become a central theme in her social life, activism, and work. Ultimately, the film is a never-before-told coming out story of disabled people staking their claim to "equality, justice, and a place on the dance floor!"
Closed-captioned and described for the visually impaired.
Interested in bringing Invitation to Dance to your school or library? If you'd like to have an in-class viewing, on-campus screening, or purchase the DVD for your library's collection, please contact Estelle Grosso at EDU@kinolorber.com or call (212) 629-6880 with your request.
Invitation to Dance may also be available with Public Performance Rights (PPR) and Digital Site Licensing (DSL) for colleges and universities. To purchase the DVD with PPR or DSL, please contact Estelle Grosso at EDU@kinolorber.com or call (212) 629-6880. Click here to learn more at Kino Lorber Edu.
Nice piece in' @HuffPost' about DENISE HO – BECOMING THE SONG, which “follows Ho as she aims to re-establish herself…' https://t.co/sNJPUNxlkl'
RT' @LaurasMiscMovie': #NowWatching STRAIGHT SHOOTING (1917) from' @KinoLorber'' @KLStudioClassic' Directed by John Ford.' https://t.co/EqMYnYm9lN'
RT' @DVDBeaver': OUT TUESDAY: The Day the Earth Caught Fire [Blu-ray] (Val Guest, 1961)' @KinoLorber' US:' https://t.co/6U9cpWfOgQ' CAN: https:/…
"It has depth on many levels and the' @JenniOlsonSF' commentary gives the Kino Blu-ray value but is essential in appr…' https://t.co/OC2OGBqAzb'
"Fans of the Silent Era will appreciate this impressive 4K restoration via the Kino Blu-ray. I loved stepping back…' https://t.co/KKwf3l33Ys'
RT' @HPAsianVoices': A new documentary, "Denise Ho: Becoming the Song," follows the singer-turned-pro-democracy advocate as she rebuilds her…
RT' @LaurasMiscMovie': Around the Blogosphere This Week' https://t.co/BCr0DUstCX' Sharing links by & about' @chrisyogerst' #Disneyland' @Livius1'' @…'
RT' @selfstyledsiren': A wonderful actor; may he rest in peace. I hope that everyone makes time to see Earl Cameron's shattering lead perform…
RT' @DVDBeaver': "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" Blu-ray - Allen Holubar' @KinoLorber' US:' https://t.co/sy5Lmbp2hX' CAN:' https://t.co/VxXoI3f0wo…'
Inquiries & Press
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871
Press & Media
For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 212-629-6880.