Flex Is Kings (2014)

Flex Is Kings
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 23mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords 2010s, competition, culture, dance, gangs, New York, performance, performer, social issues, transformation, urban, young adult
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Deidre Schoo Director n/a 2 2000001
Michael Beach Nichols Director n/a 2 2000002
Deidre Schoo Producer n/a 3 3000001
Michael Beach Nichols Producer n/a 3 3000002
Christopher K. Walker Producer n/a 3 3000003
Edwin Sherman Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Deidre Schoo Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Michael Beach Nichols Cinematographer n/a 402 6000002
Christopher K. Walker Editor n/a 172 7000001
Synopsis
In the Brooklyn, high crime rates and diminished opportunities have left the young men growing into adulthood few choices and resources, pushing many into lives dependent on crime and gangs. Yet there is a large and growing group resisting the notion that they are limited to a powerless existence. On these streets a dance community rose, eager for an avenue of expression and determined to create a positive force in their neighborhood. "Flex" is the name of the dance style. It involves dance battle competitions that are flights of fancy as well as poetic evocations of the streets-gun battles, romantic interludes, run-ins with the authorities. The film is structured around a season of Battlefest, the central organizing event of the Flex movement and focuses on some of the community's key personalities.
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