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The Dancer
108 MIN
In 1887, after the death of her father, 25-year-old Marie-Louise leaves her life in the American West to join her mother in New York and pursue her dream of becoming an actress. One night while dancing on stage, she avoids falling by spinning the fabric of her long dress in a graceful gesture, and the "Serpentine Dance" is born. The dazzled audience calls out for more. Marie-Louise becomes Loïe Fuller and leaves New York, where imitators try to steal her radical innovations, for Paris. At the Folies Bergères, illustrious admirers - Toulouse Lautrec, the Lumière Brothers, Rodin - fall at her feet. Revolutionary genius of dance and impassioned artist, Fuller cannot be undone by either pain or treachery. Based on a true story....