About the Film
“Can You Bring It: Bill T. Jones and D-Man in the Waters” brings to life the creative process that culminated in Bill T. Jones’s tour de force ballet D-Man in the Waters, one of the most important works of art to come out of the AIDS crisis. In 1989, D-Man in the Waters gave physical manifestation to the fear, anger, grief, and hope for salvation that the emerging Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company (both partners at the time) felt as they were embattled by the AIDS epidemic.
As a group of young dancers in the present re-interpret the work, they deepen their understanding of its power – exploring what is at stake in their own personal lives in order to commit and perform it successfully. This is a film about humanity, bravery, and hope that can resonate with everyone.
“…goes to the very heart of the vital role art plays in our society during times of social crisis…”
— Henry Louis Gates Jr., Historian/Filmmaker
Film Forum and The NYC LGBT Center are hosting a virtual Q&A with Bill T. Jones and directors Rosalynde LeBlanc and Tom Hurwitz on Wednesday, June 21 at 6pm MT/8pm ET
PRICE*: $12 general/$10 Park City Film Members | VIEWING WINDOW: 48 Hours