L E   F I F A
L E   F I F A
American Tap
Mark Willinson’s documentary is a thrilling leap into the history of tap-dancing in the US. This documentary employs a subtle blend of art and politics to uncover the origins of this artistic movement, tracing its path through major historical events. Underscoring the key contributions of the Afro-American community and of Irish immigrants, Willinson traces tap’s evolution right up to the present day. A densely packed cultural account drawing on rich and diverse archival sources.

San Francisco Dance Film Festival, USA (2018) - Audience Award Winner
Lincoln Center Film Society, USA (2018)
Jacob Burns Film Center, USA (2018)
Flatlands Dance Film Festival, USA (2019)
Skirball Cultural Center, USA (2019)
Flatlands Dance Film Festival, Urbana, USA (2019)
Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, USA (2019)
Dance Film Festival, San Francisco, USA (2018)
Lincoln Center Film Society, New York, USA (2018)
Jacob Burns Film Center, New York, USA (2018)

Last update in March 2020
Director Mark Wilkinson
Author Annunziata Gianzero
Production Annunziata Gianzero
Editing Jaime Arze
Cast Melinda Sullivan, Joseph Wiggan, Cornel West, Nicholas Van Young, Jason Samuels Smith, Sarah Reich, Michela Marino-Lerman, Dulé Hill, Michelle Dorrance, Alexandria Bradley, Jonathan Battiste, Debbie Allen
Cinematographer Mark Wilkinson
Music Simon TaufiQue


Mark Wilkinson

Mark Wilkinson

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