MY WISH LIST

SIGN UP

Creating an account with Tribecafilm.com gives you access to more features and services, like our weekly newsletter and other special features just for the film community.

SIGN UP
Mic
VIEWPOINTS

FLEX IS KINGS

Directed by Deidre Schoo and Michael Beach Nichols
FEATURE DOCUMENTARY 83 Minutes World Premiere
FILM GUIDE FLEX IS KINGS
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
Female Director(s), Documentary
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.

Film Info
  • Section:
    Viewpoints
  • Year:
    2013
  • Length:
    83 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
    USA
  • Premiere:
    World
  • Connect:
Cast & Credits
  • Cast:
    Flizzo, Jay Donn, Reem
  • Cinematographer:
    Deidre Schoo, Michael Beach Nichols
  • Composer:
    Tranimal
  • Co-Producer:
    Ryan Hancock, Joshua Woltermann
  • Director:
    Deidre Schoo, Michael Beach Nichols
  • Editor:
    Christopher K. Walker
  • Executive Producer:
    Edwin Sherman, Taylor Gillespie
  • Producer:
    Deidre Schoo, Michael Beach Nichols, Christopher K. Walker

Contacts
  • Print Source
    Lita Robinson
    Visit Films
    Brooklyn, 11222
    Phone: 718 312 8210
    lr@visitfilms.com
  • Press Contact
    Aida LiPera
    Visit Films
    Brooklyn, 11222
    Phone: 718 312 8210
    al@visitfilms.com
  • US Sales Contact
    Visit Films
    Visit Films
    Phone: +1.718.312.8210
    info@visitfilms.com
  • International Sales Agent
    Visit Films
    Visit Films
    Phone: +1.718.312.8210
    info@visitfilms.com

RUSH SALES POLICY

When tickets for a screening or event are no longer available, they will be listed as RUSH. The Rush system functions as a stand-by line that will form at the venue approximately 45 minutes prior to scheduled start time. Admittance is based on availability and will begin 15 minutes prior to program start time. Rush Tickets are the same price as advance tickets payable upon entry. There is a limit of one Rush Ticket per person.