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Rebels on Pointe

Rebels on Pointe is a movie starring Chase Johnsey. An intimate look at Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo - the all male, drag ballet company founded over 40 years ago on the heels of New York City's Stonewall riots.

Running Time
1 hours 30 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Bobbi Jo Hart
Writer
Bobbi Jo Hart, Bobbi Jo Hart
Actors
Chase Johnsey
Country
Italy, Japan, Canada, USA, UK
Year
2017
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

An intimate look at Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo - the all male, drag ballet company founded over 40 years ago on the heels of New York City's Stonewall riots.

Comments about documentary «Rebels on Pointe» (27)

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Terry Barnes

This is a documentary about the struggle to keep the land of the Alaskan Native Americans in Alaska and how the US government fought to have the land transferred to the Alaskan Native Americans. It is a very interesting documentary and it tells a story that is not often told. I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in this issue and who is familiar with the Alaska Native American's struggles to protect their land. It is a documentary that is well worth watching.

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Douglas

I watched this movie after it was announced that Steven Spielberg would be returning to the director's chair, which I was dreading. Spielberg is a terrific filmmaker but this film could have been much more. I knew the political climate was not in favor of this film, but there was no way to predict what the movie would be about. I felt that the most effective way to present the most controversial events of the 50's is to make it as realistic as possible. The issues covered in this film were not the most relevant, but were not ignored. In fact, I was surprised how much the main characters of the movie had a positive impact on society. It would have been a huge mistake to ignore any of the stories that were covered in the film. This film should be placed in the same category as "Shane" and "Field of Dreams". It is very similar in its presentation of the real world and how it affected the people. I highly recommend this film.

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Rachel Reed

Well, I was shocked to see how bad I had expected this movie to be. The director and a few of the cast and crew are quite notable. I must admit that I am a bit of a Robert Redford fan, so he probably got a lot of this movie from me. I have seen it several times, and it still seems to have the same impact on me as it did when I first saw it. The director seemed to give the movie a simple, but effective, story, and a good amount of detail. The actors are both good and bad, and the actors are likable. The only real flaw in the film is that it seems to have been a bit longer than it was supposed to be, but this is not an important problem in my opinion. As I said, the director is quite famous, and that surely makes it more interesting to see this movie. A lot of the people who see this film will be surprised and hopefully inspired by what they see. I think that the more the movie gets out, the better it will be. This movie, if you like it, is definitely worth seeing, and if you haven't seen it, you are sure to love it.

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Terry S.

This documentary was great. It is great because it shows how people can be so aware of what is going on, yet almost be oblivious to it. For instance, when they go to take the dog to the vet, they don't tell her she has a cold. So, they take her to the vet and then the dog starts sniffling. They leave the vet's office without noticing her cold. Not being aware of the symptoms of the illness, she starts to panic and go into the house to look for her "dog." What a strange way of letting her know that the dog is ill. But then, at the end, they explain the dogs symptoms and she goes to her grandmother and they explain her symptoms. This was a great documentary, I would recommend it to anyone.

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Catherine

Wow! This film is stunning, I've never seen anything like it before. If you haven't seen it, do yourself a favor and watch it. It is the best film I have ever seen in my life, and that's saying a lot for me. From the great soundtrack, to the soundtrack, to the acting, this film is a breath of fresh air. The whole package is one of the best documentaries I have ever seen. It really puts you in the situation that the rebels are in, but also the reality of the situation they are facing. The people in this film have had to struggle and fight for the last several years, and what you get to see is not only the soldiers, but the people who were there with them. As if they were back in the day. It makes you feel like you are living in the middle of what is happening on the ground. I truly hope this film makes it to theaters, because it deserves it. If you haven't seen it, then watch it. It is a must see. I truly can't recommend it enough.

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Diane Lawson

A great documentary, this was one of my favorites. A lot of times the big names we are hearing about are a part of the problem. But this documentary showed that all of the major corporations are not doing a very good job at their job. There is a big problem with how corporations use all of the information they get from consumers, and try to make money off of their information. Some of the arguments against corporations, are: "Consumers are stupid" or "How can you get a product if you don't have it? Isn't that the worst thing you can do? If you don't have it, you're stupid" or "You should be ashamed of your company". These types of statements are a part of the problem, and that is something that the movie needs to get out there and get these facts out there. If you ever want to see a movie that is amazing and made by those who care about the people and the world, then this is it. I highly recommend this movie to anyone who likes to see a documentary that shows the truth.

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Ashley M.

Most of the videos on Pointe are very interesting to watch. But I can't say the same for this one. This is not about Pointe, but about the WWII movies. That's why I like the first half of the movie so much. It shows us the history of Pointe, and also how the movie was made. It shows you how this movie was made, and how the director has integrated himself to the Pointe history, and the people of Pointe. The second half is more interesting and well-made. I liked the story of how the director had adapted his own life story to the Pointe Pointe movie. I was also impressed by the location of Pointe. I am from the area, and I saw the beautiful old house that was taken by the Nazis, so I enjoyed the whole story. I have seen many movies and documentaries about Pointe Pointe, but this one was the best. It has great documentary scenes and beautiful landscapes. I recommend it for all of us who want to know about Pointe Pointe.

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Ashley

First, I have to say, I am a huge Howard Zieff fan. I am his great-great-great-great grandson and have been since I was 5. I grew up watching Howard on his show and knowing that his views on the subject of war were a minority view. I also have a brother who was killed in the Persian Gulf War. So I am very critical of the idea that this documentary was left out. The main criticism I had of the film is that it seemed to "just go along with the flow" and that Howard's words were not his own. I thought that the show was very entertaining and I am still entertained. I think that it is a little too long but the only thing I don't agree with is that Howard didn't do a great job telling his story. I think that some of the film showed Howard's words as if they were his own. I have read a few reviews that criticize the fact that Howard did not just talk about the war but he also talked about the politicians, the military, the religious group, and all sorts of issues. I have to say that Howard is very articulate and very interesting, but I don't think that the movie shows his words as his own. The interview with a former military advisor that Howard had was very interesting. I believe that it showed the opinion of a veteran who would have voted for a war resolution. I would have voted no for the war resolution but I am not a pacifist and I think that the film didn't show the pacifist side of the war. I would have voted yes if I lived at that time but it would have been different than my opinion. I have also read that Howard did not talk about the politics of the war, I think it would have been good to talk about that. This is not an objective film and you shouldn't judge a person based on what he or she does not say. People shouldn't be labeled as some kind of "dilbert" and I don't think that they should be. I hope that everyone can realize that the people in this documentary are actors and that the words that they speak are theirs. It is a great film and I think that it is a great show. I wish that they would put a rating system that would show that. I have been wanting to see this documentary since I saw the film on television and I am still looking forward to it.

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Christopher M.

I would like to say something positive about this film, and I'll try and keep it short. I really do believe that the US should not be involved in the war in Iraq. I have not been an avid supporter of George W Bush (or for that matter, his father) but I am a strong believer in the notion that the US should not commit itself to the problems of another country. I'm still looking for people who would agree with me on this point, but that's the only way I can really state my opinion. My main gripe with the US presence in Iraq is the fact that we were the first country to use the type of weapons that were used to kill the innocent civilians of Iraq in the Iraqi war. What is more tragic is that this country, along with others like France, Canada, and other countries, seem to have an interest in protecting the interests of a tiny nation who is a few minutes away from the United States. At the same time, we should not allow our citizens to be slaughtered at the hands of these weapons. I hope that a certain number of people will see this film and agree with me.

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Tiffany Armstrong

As a teacher of Global Health who has taught Global Health in my School for 25 years I feel I have been able to show and inspire other teachers to be more educated and seek to change the world for the better. The first time I watched the movie I was scared. The movie seemed like a real documentary. I was moved to tears and it has touched me so much. There is nothing like experiencing the human struggle and the life style we live. The story of a group of kids in England who are having a natural disaster and the outpouring of love and support from everyone is so beautiful. One child named Jimmy doesn't believe the doctors in the hospital. His first response is to go on the streets and pick up whatever he can find and ride his bike. At the end of the movie when he tells the doctor "He's crazy, he can't help himself" and he is asked what he means. He says, "He's trying to help." It was such a beautiful and thought provoking comment that made me wonder what the human condition is like. I would love to find out and have the opportunity to know a little more about the people and places the filmmakers were able to travel to. I would recommend this movie to anyone who enjoys documentaries.

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Alexander

This is an excellent film, although it is based on a true story. I'm a big fan of the 3 Mule Team and "Knockout", so I got hooked on this film. The life of these bad guys is portrayed well, and I can't recommend this film enough. It will make you want to be a badass. But you don't have to be a real Badass to watch this movie. This movie is designed to be viewed by people who know the story behind these guys. The movie is broken up into chapters with information on each. The 5 bad guys in the movie, whom we see do all the killing, are their real names, and you will be able to tell who they are based on their clothes. They are fictional, but I can assure you they were real Badasses. The battle scenes are amazing. I saw the actual footage for the first time when I was 13, and it blew my mind. This movie is definitely worth seeing, even if you don't like the Badass lifestyle. It's a great time. Go see it.

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Alice H.

A cautionary tale about the 'first' commercial real-estate development in Los Angeles. I was more than impressed with the story and the behind-the-scenes documentary work. As the story develops, it's clear that the general public was never consulted. In a city where development is done by a small group of people (and there are very few of them), this raises a major concern. But I think the public doesn't have to be consulted for this story to be told. I think the public has a right to know how and why these people came up with a vision of Los Angeles that is not realistic. I also think the public should know how this vision was developed, and how it was turned into a reality, as the development would never have happened without the public's participation.

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Lisa Williamson

It was great to see a documentary that examined one of the great social movements in American history. With no spoilers, I'm sure you can see it from the perspective of a liberal, progressive, intellectual, like myself. People can identify with the millions of people who were at the right-wing press conference, protesting the Nixon Administration's Vietnam War policy. It was interesting to see the differences between the public and the press. It was a good documentary, and I recommend it highly.

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Arthur

Overall this is a great film and will be talked about for years to come. I only wish I had seen it years ago when I was a teenager when I had had the opportunity to live in a foreign country and experience a different culture. It shows us the challenges and rewards of traveling across continents and the obstacles and opportunities of living and working in a foreign country.

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Stephanie S.

I was very impressed with the first half of this documentary, which started with the Bill Clinton's interview and moved through the history of the movie. After that, it was a roller-coaster of emotions. I loved the characters and the story of the film. I was so touched by this documentary, that I wanted to listen to the second part. However, the first part had some very important things that could have been included. First of all, it could have added a little bit of information about the history of the George W. Bush family. The documentary focused so much on the political "feel" of the family. It was very nice that they showed the political personalities of the family and their personal opinions. But, once again, the fact that the Bush family are not very known in the world, made me a bit disappointed about that. That should have been included in the second part. The second part is an incredible mix of events and feelings of this movie. You can't help but be moved by the passion and power of the people that were interviewed. It is an amazing film. You can't help but be touched and moved by it.

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Adam

I think this is a very well made film. The acting is superb. All of the film is directed with such skill and perfect timing that I feel it is a "must see" for any film fan. The sound of the film is crystal clear and perfect, as is the visual aspect of the film. I will see this film again. I think the director did an excellent job and would like to see more like this from him.

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Jesse

I just got back from watching Rebel on Pointe. This is a very good documentary, it's pretty easy to follow. It has good footage, interviews and features a lot of interviews with people that are already on the Rebel movement. This documentary is aimed at making a bigger impact, this documentary is pretty much a look at what Rebel is and how it has grown in the past 3 years. The interviews are very interesting and you get to know the people involved in this movement very well. I liked the overall look of this documentary, it was very diverse. It had interviews with supporters, critics, people in power and people that don't really seem to be that involved in this movement. This documentary is mostly a look at what it's like for people to come together to fight for what they believe in, and what it's like to be an active part of this movement. It is told in a very intimate way and if you are a Rebel supporter, you will feel a connection with some of the people in the documentary. I also liked that it was told in a non-biased way and that it didn't come across as a biased documentary. If you are a Rebel supporter, you will feel a connection with some of the interviews. I would recommend this documentary to anyone interested in the Rebel movement and what it is all about.

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Gary Bradley

One of the best documentaries I've seen in years. Although it may not be very graphic, it's about the effects of drug and alcohol abuse, and what is the solution. It has a great message for people who are looking for answers and it's very easy to watch and understand. It's also extremely entertaining and well-made. The editing is perfect, the actors are very believable, and the style is interesting and stylish. What I particularly liked was that they incorporated a lot of the music that is popular today. The problem with most documentaries, is that the stories are often just a lot of anecdotes, and not a lot of action. This one is different. They were able to show a lot of action that wasn't just just a lot of anecdotes. I also like how the filmmakers used the New York and Los Angeles music that is popular today. It fits the style and the tone of the documentary. Overall, it's an excellent documentary. If you want to know what is happening to teenagers today and how they are affected by drugs and alcohol, it is definitely worth a watch. I would also like to add that this is the only documentary I've ever seen that had no people from the parents or the kids in it. It is also the only documentary that has the director and the storyteller playing for the audience and the audience being completely in the dark.

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Sean

Just finished watching this amazing movie. It was so wonderful and inspiring. I would suggest that anyone interested in our country to watch this movie. I am a citizen of the United States and am also an environmental activist. The movie makes you feel the fear of not knowing what is really going on in the land and the way the government is trying to keep you from knowing what is happening. The way that they create the films is amazing and inspiring. This film will make you question what your government is really doing. Watch the movie and then go to your local university, you will be amazed to see the amazing work that students are doing to make a difference. It is a great movie to watch and it is also a great movie to learn from. The movie also made me appreciate the importance of the land and the way that we are using it and what it could be used for. I am impressed that this film was made. It was done by the students and I can't imagine what this movie could have done without them. Watch the movie and then go out and take care of the land. I hope you get a chance to watch this movie. Thank you. -Nicole

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Rachel Howard

In August 1992, David Chesney, a former war reporter and a conscientious objector, was discharged from the U.S. Army after an 18-month tour in Vietnam. He now has a new camera in his apartment, and is trying to shoot a documentary about the Gulf War. His efforts to gain access to the conflict, and the war itself, are largely thwarted by his superiors. He is not interested in telling the story of the war, but rather, in showing the events in a rather morbid way. The documentary is not a depressing one, but one that seems to put the viewer in the situation of the characters and their fear and distrust of each other. In fact, it shows the gulf war in a very sober and realistic way. The film is not meant to be an indictment of the war, but rather a telling of the story of a man who has been struggling to tell the story of the war. If you are looking for a depiction of the war, there are many other movies and documentaries available to you. If you are looking for an exploration of the war itself, then you should watch this film. I give it a 9/10.

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Rebecca Nguyen

This is a really interesting documentary about how a city in the heart of France became a liberal refuge for freedom fighters in the 80's. The film begins with how the Japanese bombed the city and the subsequent events that ensued, followed by the more recent events. The bombings and the occupation of the city have been dramatized in the film as well. The film does a good job at getting you interested in what the people of Pointe do. I would recommend this to anyone who is interested in a "before" and "after" of a great piece of French history.

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Jessica Sims

This is a wonderful documentary about how the French workers of the early 40s, took on the French employers that they had to deal with. They believed that they had to take on a certain amount of authority because they had to (many in this film say they took on too much authority, even though they were not bosses). They felt like workers before a revolution, with the social hierarchy of the previous system, which could only be overthrown through workers self-organization and so-called "dictatorship". The documentary is a kind of lesson in French history of the people who believe that they are part of something much larger than themselves and who have the right to take on a certain amount of authority. The French workers who wrote the constitution have a similar feeling, but they have never been really willing to take on the big bosses. This movie is very interesting and is a great documentary about the French workers' belief in their own moral right to take on authority.

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Angela B.

A solid documentary about the development of the city of Pointe Coupee. It's not very long but it covers many important things about the city. It's definitely worth a watch. It's not really a documentary about the pointe coupee itself but it does include a lot of interviews and footage. It does not contain the usual documentary style but it's still very entertaining. There are some interesting and amusing anecdotes about the Pointe Coupee. It's a good documentary and you should definitely watch it.

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Ryan Lawson

The film is a good look at the early days of the B-movie industry and the cultural impact it had on the American public. The acting is good, and the story is solid. However, it's not a film that I would recommend to anyone.

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Alice W.

We met at a Women in Aviation conference in Australia. There was a lull in the conversation as we talked about the history of aviation and it was a matter of moments that we all could agree on. It was then that I heard that a book was coming out on aviation, written by Helen Taft. I really wanted to read it, so decided to look for a good copy. I found a copy of this book at a local library. I read the book, and very much enjoyed it. It is very well written, has excellent photography, excellent interviews and is balanced in both a positive and negative sense. It is not a liberal film, but it does highlight the positive aspects of aviation. As a former astronaut, and a very concerned citizen, I found the article on which the movie is based very informative. I hope the movie is made into a series. I feel that a new generation will be exposed to aviation history. I found it to be interesting, well written and informative. It's not an inspirational movie, but it is an interesting documentary on aviation. As an aviator myself, I was happy to see a new movie. I would like to see a second movie. I would have loved to have seen it made into a series.

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Katherine Moreno

I don't have a problem with people not wanting to know the truth about the government, because we all know it's all a lie. This movie was very interesting and I think it should be shown to everyone because it will change people's minds and show that there are many people out there that want a different world for the better. I can't believe how this movie has been received, it was very well done and I think it was put together very well and I think the people that didn't like it were just trying to be politically correct, which is completely wrong and not to be taken seriously. The movie wasn't too long and it really moved me, it was very interesting and I feel that it's very important for people to see this movie and I think people should see it.

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Danielle

A documentary that focuses on the fight for the rights of the LGBT community in Haiti, and how the Haitian government has been both slow and ineffective in supporting the movement. The documentary looks at the movement from the start, with interviews from some of the activists and their supporters, including the mayor of Port-au-Prince, and the head of the anti-gay group. It also takes a look at the work of the government and the different types of groups that support the movement. The documentary is very interesting, and shows the issues and the work that has been done in Haiti. It's a very good documentary that should be seen.