Maurice Hines: Bring Them Back

An intimate portrait of an outspoken showman who with humor and grace has navigated the highs and lows of a seven-decade career, and a complex relationship with his superstar brother Gregory Hines

Maurice Hines: Bring Them Back is a portrait of the charismatic song-and-dance man from his tap-dancing childhood to today. Maurice and friends Chita Rivera, Mercedes Ellington, and Debbie Allen tell tales from his seven-decade career, including Broadway shows, Hollywood films like Francis Ford Coppola’s The Cotton Club and about his loving yet difficult relationship with superstar brother Gregory Hines. Ever battling the challenges of being a gay, black man in showbiz, Maurice shares his story with humor and grace. The documentary magically intercuts archival flashbacks with present-day Maurice. Captured are explosive bursts of tap, comedic moments, and palpable loneliness as the 75-year-old navigates growing older without his younger brother by his side. What still gives the vibrant elder showman hope, however, is his supportive community of friends and family.

BONUS PROGRAM: Jason Samuels Smith “Clips, Conversation and Tap.” Join acclaimed hoofer Jason Samuels Smith for an exclusive look at extended dance clips from the award-winning documentary, Maurice Hines: Bring Them Back. The clips highlight the exhilarating Hines Brothers tap duo and invites viewers to learn a tap step or two inspired by their Henry LeTang-honed legacy. (Co-Presented by Divine Rhythm Productions / Tap Family Reunion)

Viewing Details: This digital screening is available to stream between 12:00 pm Sunday, October 18 and 11:59 pm Sunday, October 25. Suggested Viewing Time: Friday, October 23 at 7:00 pm followed by bonus program.

This program will available for a single 48 hour viewing period during the festival week. Once you redeem your access code and press PLAY, you will have 48 hours to complete your viewing of the program.

Co-Presenter: Frameline

program info

Feature Ticket, Festival Pass

$9.00 / $50.00

Available October 18 - October 25

Director(s): John Carluccio

Documentary, Feature

United States (2019) 94 minutes

Sponsored by: Suzanne Oberlin/ Micki Klearman/ Alison Gibson

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