Cat Dancers (2008)
Decades before Siegfried and Roy were thrilling audiences with their breathtaking live act, husband-and-wife team Ron and Joy Holiday were performing alongside some of the most majestic felines ever to take the stage. In the 1960s Ron and Joy would establish themselves as the world's first exotic cat entertainers. Later, in the 1980s, the duo found their act expanding into a three-person show with the addition of charismatic performer Chuck Lizza. As the years wore on the trio would endure tragedy, heartbreak, and loss while constantly striving to deliver one of the most unique stage shows around. Though the laughter and the tears, filmmaker Harris Fishman keeps his lens trained on these captivating and fearless performers to tell a story that's as inspirational as it is original. … More
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At first, Cat Dancers seemed to be just an interesting yet tragic love story of sorts about the Cat Dancers group told by a very honest Ron Holiday. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I also couldn't stop thinking about it, it's quite haunting and that is one of its strengths. After a while you will realise that not all that happened makes sense. Ron Holiday is a very colourful and entertaining character but I'm starting to wonder how honest he was really being. This film raises more questions than it answers but it is brilliant in its subtlety. This documentary reminded me of the excellent Capturing the Friedmans, its subtle, compelling and extremely haunting. Expertly edited and thought provoking, highly recommended!More
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