Sunday, September 4, 2016
High Strung (2015)
Ruby is a dancer who loves classical dance but is a little bit too uptight for more contemporary numbers. Johnnie is a hip hop violinist she meets while he is busking in a subway station. They form an uneasy friendship, where they admire each others talents but fail to see why they would do what they do--she is studying in a highly structured environment and he is following his bliss and eschews all the rules. They compromise somewhere in the middle and while it is all too neatly tied up in a package at the end without drilling down to deeply into what motivates both artists, it is a diversionary and pleasant film.