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Jig (2011)

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Format: DVD
Sku: 222072698
UPC: 814838012094
UPC 14: 00814838012094
Category Keywords: Champions  Competitions  Dancers  Documentary  Irish  Scotland  Training
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Jig is the remarkable story of the fortieth irish dancing world championships, held in march 2010 in glasgow. Three thousand dancers, their families and teachers from around the globe descend upon glasgow for one drama filled week. Clad in wigs, make up, fake tan, diamantes and dresses costing thousands.
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Take a trip to Glasgow, Scotland, for the 40th Irish Dancing World Championships, and discover what drives thousands of talented dancers to train tirelessly all year for a competition that's over in a matter of minutes. Everyone strives to win the elusive world title, but only one gifted dancer has the moves to make it happen.

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Screen Media
Video Release Date Release Date: 5/1/2012
Video Play Time Running Time: 93 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2011
Video UPC UPC: 00814838012094
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

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Video Color Spec Video: (unknown/unconverted)
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Expert Review Jig - DVD Review
filmcritic.com DVD Reviews
Published on: 10/4/2011 4:00 AM
Strangely enough, I can recall the first time I witnessed an Irish jig. It was during my middle school talent show. Three girls dressed as porcelain dolls -- complete with curly-cue wigs, enameled frocks, and ersatz smiles -- high-stepped around the stage, spines stiff and arms limp at their sides. Bag pipes blared, and by the time this strange hybrid between tap dance and beauty queen pageantry was over, there was collective pubescent confusion pervading the auditorium. The Shirley Temple look-alikes bowed and exited through the wings....read the full review

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Patrick Doyle - Composer
Video Cast Info Joseph Russell - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Sue Bourne - Director

Professional Reviews

Total Film
3 stars out of 5 -- "Once the contest begins...her film's as gripping as SPELLBOUND and as enjoyably kitsch as Eurovision." 06/01/2011

Sight and Sound
"The film's true revelation, emphatically made, is how international Irish dancing is today....With a journalistic eye, Bourne captures telling details and facial expressions to bring this world to life..." 06/01/2011

Los Angeles Times
"[A] superbly crafted documentary....This highly involving film deftly captures the unique physical, emotional and financial aspects of diving into competitive Irish dance..." 06/17/2011

Box Office
"[P]leasant...Bourne seems especially good at talking to kids -- the McCay and Whitehurst interviews stand out for their warmth and naturalness." 06/17/2011

Entertainment Weekly
"With a special eye for tweenage phenoms, Bourne explores the field's surprisingly global talent pool..." -- Grade: B 07/01/2011

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