No Festival Required Independent Cinema presents this new film on modern choreographer Bill T. Jones and his magnificent ballet, D-Man in the Waters. Virtual Cinema Screenings have allowed independent film programming to continue while COVID-19 still remains at risk levels too high for traditional cinema in anything but well-mitigated venues. 

We are also pleased to partner with CONDER/dance for this virtual screening and will be donating a portion of each paid viewing to the this longtime local professional dance company.

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Can You Bring It: Bill T. Jones and D-Man in the Waters brings to life the creative process that culminated in choreographer-dancer-director Bill T. Jones’s tour de force ballet D-Man in the Waters, one of the most important works of art to come out of the AIDS crisis. 

In 1989, D-Man in the Waters gave physical manifestation to the fear, anger, grief, and hope for salvation that the emerging Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company felt as they were embattled by the AIDS epidemic. As a group of young dancers in the present re-interpret the work, they deepen their understanding of its power – exploring what is at stake in their own personal lives in order to commit and perform it successfully. Through an extraordinary collage of interviews, archival material, and uniquely powerful cinematography, this lyrical documentary uses the story of this iconic dance to illustrate the power of art and the triumph of the human spirit.

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Steve Weiss, Executive Director, No Festival Required LLC