Teatro ZinZanni’s own Dreya Weber (“Cleopatra” in Hail Caesar!) has arranged for a special screening of her award-winning feature The Gymnast in our spiegeltent on Monday, August 8 at 6:30. Dreya produced and starred in the film called “fresh and vibrant” by Leonard Maltin and “a rare gem of a film” by The San Francisco Times.
After the movie, stick around for a Q&A with Dreya.
More information and tickets here: http://dreams.zinzanni.org/thegymnast
Winner of 28 festival awards including Best Feature at Outfest, The Gymnast is the story of the talented Jane Hawkins (Dreya Weber) who was an impressive gymnast at the top of her game until a devastating injury ended her career. Now she pours the passion, strength and discipline that once fueled her sport into maintaining both a tedious job as a massage therapist and a loveless marriage. A chance meeting sets Jane on a new path: performing an aerial act with a mysterious and beautiful dancer named Serena (former LA Laker cheerleader Addie Yungmee). Each of them are illuminated by the presence of the other, but there are distractions. Jane is distressed by her lack of children while Serena is a closeted lesbian who tackles stereotypes with being an adopted Korean daughter of Jewish parents. As the stunning pair prepares to audition their act for a Las Vegas show, the gravitational pull between the two women becomes increasingly unavoidable… A visually compelling film that challenges notions of both ability and identity, THE GYMNAST is foremost a story about hope and taking the necessary risks to fully become yourself.