DVD release party for "BELLY"

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

CONTACT:
Cecilia Rinn
Full Tilt Boogie LLC
Voice Phone Number: (208) 343 0320
Email Address: fulltilt@ftbproductions.com
Website URL: www.ftbproductions.com

Full Tilt Boogie’s DVD release party for the Belly Dancing Documentary, "BELLY, Sensual.Scarred.Sacred".

The long awaited “BELLY” DVD will be available at it’s DVD release party on July 25th, 2009 at The Visual Arts Collective at 3638 Osage Street in Garden City, Idaho. Doors open at 7:30pm, a screening of the feature film will start at 8:00pm, and a show featuring local and regional talent including Samira Il Naia, Cairo Fusion, Mazana, Cecilia, Itheyla, Eclectica, and Azula of Shimmy Shakti, will begin at 10:00pm. Cost is $10.00.

Cecilia & Chad Rinn of Full Tilt Boogie L.L.C. have been working on the documentary for 3 years. The film has been funded entirely from performances, and the sale of belly dance costumes created by Cecilia Rinn, who is not only the director of this film, but also a professional belly-dancer. Cecilia has been dancing in the local belly dance community for nearly 15 years and brings her love for the dance form to the screen in her first full length documentary. Dancers from all over the western United States are raving about the movie and how accurately it captures this unique, surprising community that plays such a large role in the lives of so many women.

“... watching Belly with my mother was indescribably meaningful for the two of us. …the joy of her pride, hearing her laugh at all the right parts, and feeling her respect and honor for what I do magnify minute by minute as the movie played…”-Christina Gonzales-Belly Dancer

“BELLY” had it's Idaho Premiere at the 2008 Idaho International Film Festival, to an enthusiastic and appreciative crowd, that was one of the largest in the entire festival. A work in progress version of “BELLY” screened at Washougal International Film Festival and won the Audience Choice Award in August. “BELLY” has just barely begun touring for bellydancers all over the US. This Summer and Fall screenings are planned in Washington, Oregon, California, New Mexico, Pennsylvania and New York.

"BELLY" is an intimate peek into the personal lives of several belly-dancers who have been profoundly affected by this unique dance form. This documentary lets the dancers interviewed tell the story of being a belly dancer in their own words, which covers the topics of family, body image, sisterhood, female empowerment, and spirituality. "BELLY" features both novices and star dancers, including Delilah, Mahisha, Amy Sigil & Shelly DeCant of Unmata, Sidonia On Dunia, Calypso & Jamileh of Midnight Mirage, Samira Il Naia of Cairo Fusion, Itheyla, and Christina & Jenna of Shimmy Shakti

Downloadable press kit available at www.ftbproductions.com
DVD screeners available on request.

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