Alive and Kicking (2016 film)

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Alive and Kicking
Alive and Kicking poster.jpeg
Theatrical release poster
Directed bySusan Glatzer
Produced bySusan Glatzer
StarringDawn Hampton
Frankie Manning
Norma Miller
Music bySteven Argila
CinematographyJohn MacDonald
Edited byHeidi Zimmerman
Nick Andert
Swing Pictures
Blumhouse Productions
Distributed byMagnolia Pictures
Release date
  • March 14, 2016 (2016-03-14) (South by Southwest)
  • April 7, 2017 (2017-04-07) (Internet)
Running time
85 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$68,485

Alive and Kicking is a 2016 American documentary film about swing dancing, its origins in Harlem, and its rebirth starting in the 1990s. It is directed/produced by Susan Glatzer. The film premiered at the 2016 SXSW Film Festival and was subsequently acquired by Magnolia Pictures. The executive producers were Jason Blum and Robert Rippberger.[1][2][3]


Critical response[edit]

Offering likeable characters and some killer footage of couples throwing each other around at high speed without mussing their hair, the documentary will please at fests and on TV while likely nudging more than a few sedentary viewers to go find dancing shoes of their own.


  1. ^ Lang, Brent (January 27, 2016). "Blumhouse Boards Swing Dance Documentary 'Alive and Kicking' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety.
  2. ^ Lincoln, Ross (April 18, 2016). "Magnolia Picks Up Blumhouse SXSW Docu 'Alive And Kicking'". Deadline Hollywood.
  3. ^ Lincoln, Ross (March 11, 2016). "'Alive And Kicking' Trailer: SXSW Docu Chronicles Swing Dance Subculture". Deadline Hollywood.
  4. ^ DeFore, John (March 3, 2016). "'Alive and Kicking': SXSW Review". The Hollywood Reporter.

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