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LA Film Festival presents World Premiere of MAIKO- DANCING CHILD on June 14

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The LA Film Festival is presenting the world premiere of the documentary MAIKO- DANCING CHILD directed by Åse Svenheim Drivenes on June 14th, at 3:55 PM at REGAL CINEMAS- LA LIVE, 1000 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90015. MAIKO- DANCING CHILD is a Documentary Competition entry.

This visually stunning film follows the life of dancer Maiko Neshino. She has reached a pinnacle in her career as the celebrated prima ballerina of the Norwegian National Ballet. Now, she comes face to face with her desire to have a child – and star in Swan Lake. In their debut documentary, filmmakers Åse Svenheim-Drivenes and Anita Rehoff Larsen explore the roles of mother and daughter with the traditional image of a ballerina. Early home videos of Maiko’s family in Japan are woven together with present day interactions between Maiko and her mother, emphasizing the sacrifices the family made to make Maiko’s dreams of ballet a reality. Elegant performance footage is balanced with moments of strenuous training, but Maiko’s grace can barely conceal the strain of continuing to persevere as the National Ballet’s top dancer – especially as her body changes.

A second screening is on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 3:30 PM.

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cropped-lia-chang_photo-by-carlos-flores-3.jpgLia Chang is an actor, a performance and fine art botanical photographer, and an award-winning multi-platform journalist. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon and Taxman. She has guest starred on “One Life to Live,” “As the World Turns,” and “New York Undercover.” She is profiled in Jade Magazine.

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