By brian | iW NOW December 15, 2009 at 12:16AM
First Run Features has acquired all North American rights to the new feature documentary to Anne Bass' "Dancing Across Borders," which chronicles the intimate and triumphant story of Sokvannara Sar who was discovered in Cambodia and brought to the ballet stage in America. First Run will release the film beginning March 26 in New York, with other major cities to follow.
On a trip to Angkor Wat, Cambodia, in 2000, Anne Bass came across sixteen-year-old Sokvannara (Sy) Sar performing in a temple with a traditional Cambodian dance group. His amazing natural charm and grace as a dancer moved her immensely; even after returning to America the memory of Sy’s performance and remarkable abilities lingered.