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DOCUMENTARY FEATURE | 83 MIN | 2013

FLEX IS KINGS

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Reem is the savvy promoter, Flizzo the undefeated local legend, Jay Donn the innovator with the talent to carry him far away from home, if he can learn to work with the outsiders who want to take him there. What unites them: a competitive dance form of dramatic contortions, simulated violence, seamlessly flowing footsteps and the occasional humorous touch. Welcome to the world of Flex.

Filmmakers Deidre Schoo and Michael Beach Nichols travel to the edge of both Brooklyn and street performance for this portrait of a rapidly growing local dance style. Their ringside view of Flex’s head-to-head battles is only the beginning. Majestic choreographed set pieces by Flex’s boldest artists are set against the evolving futures of Flizzo, Jay Donn and the form itself, showing how these artists define new identities through dance while confronting trouble at home and in their neighborhoods. Flex Is Kings is a sparkling testament to the freeing power of art and a powerful visual celebration of the beauty born when raw energy is directed toward the creative process.

—Arthur Ryel-Lindsey
Film Information
Year: 2013
Length: 83 minutes
Language: English
Country: USA
Premiere: World
Cast & Credits
Director: Deidre Schoo, Michael Beach Nichols
Producer: Deidre Schoo, Michael Beach Nichols, Christopher K. Walker
Editor: Christopher K. Walker
Cinematographer: Deidre Schoo, Michael Beach Nichols
Executive Producer: Edwin Sherman, Taylor Gillespie
Composer: Tranimal
Co-Producer: Ryan Hancock, Joshua Woltermann
Cast: Flizzo, Jay Donn, Reem
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About the Director(s)
DEIDRE SCHOO and MICHAEL BEACH NICHOLS are New York-based filmmakers who directed the YouTube series BKLYN FLEX, commissioned by Thrash Lab. Nichols has also worked on the Peabody Award-winning documentary series Brick City and HBO's Prayer for a Perfect Season. As a photographer, Schoo is a regular contributor to The New York Times.

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