Release Date: February 5, 2021
Run Time: 111 minutes
Directed By: Michèle Ohayon
Produced By: Michèle Ohayon, p.g.a.
Featuring: Sheila Kelley, Amy Bond, Jenyne Butterfly, Patricia Buck, and Evelyn Oshita, among others
From Academy Award–nominated director/producer Michèle Ohayon comes STRIP DOWN, RISE UP, a new feature documentary about women who come together to heal through sensual movement, specifically pole dance. The vérité-style film follows a diverse group of women of all ages, ethnic backgrounds and body types, who reclaim themselves through pole dance either as a sport, an art, or as a way of unlocking their body in order to heal from trauma, release shame and restore self acceptance. Shot by an all-female crew with rare access, STRIP DOWN, RISE UP offers an emotionally gratifying, visually astounding and unexpected look at the fascinating behind-the-scenes world of pole artistry and expression. Featuring songs by Coldplay and FKA twigs.