• Lift

    Directed by David Petersen
    USA | 87 minutes | True Stories

After achieving international stardom as a ballet dancer, Steven Melendez returns to the program where his journey began – in a homeless shelter in the Bronx – to mentor and inspire a new generation of young people to follow and attain their dreams.

film details

Director: David Petersen
Producers: Mary Recine, David Petersen
Cinematographers: Gary Griffin, Alan Jacobsen
Editor: M. Watanabe Milmore
Music: Kathryn Bostic
Cast: Steven Melendez, Victor Abreu, Yolanssie Cardona, Sharia Blockwood
Country: USA
Language: In English and Spanish with English subtitles
Year: 2022
Running Time: 87 minutes
Director Filmography: Journey of the Bonesetter's Daughter (2011), Let the Church Say, Amen (2002), If You Lived Here You Would Be Home Now (1996)
Primary Company: Beaufort 9 Films

guests in attendance

David Peterson and Mary Recine are expected to be in attendance on January 13th, 14th, and 15th

Film Festival 2023