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Ballet Shoes, Starring Emma Watson – Limited Theatrical Engagement Starting Aug 26

Screenvision has partnered with KOCH Vision to present the national premiere of the heartwarming family drama, “Ballet Shoes.” The film, based on the classic novel by Noel Streatfeild, stars Harry Potter’s Emma Watson and features an inspiring story that will make audiences believe “dreams really do come true.” Limited Engagements begin August 26, Visit http://www.balletshoesmovie.com/ for theaters and showtimes.
“We three Fossils vow to put our name in the history books, because it is ours, and ours alone…” With these words, three orphans, raised as sisters, embark on an exhilarating journey that takes them to the heights of the stage, screen and sky. Pauline (Watson), Petrova (Yasmin Paige) and Posy Fossil (Lucy Boynton) are adopted as infants by eccentric explorer Professor Matthew Brown (Richard Griffiths), whom they affectionately call Great Uncle Matthew (or “Gum” for short). When “Gum” goes missing, his niece Sylvia (Emilia Fox) keeps the family together by taking in lodgers and eventually enrolls the girls in the Children’s Academy of Dancing and Stage Training. This suits the ambitious Pauline, who longs to act, and Posy, a natural dancer, but Petrova, who yearns to become an aviator, has her own dreams of soaring the skies. The girls’ lives in show business are filled with triumphs and lessons learned until “Gum’s” surprise return provides the perfect happy ending for them all.

Continuously in print since first being published in 1936, Streatfeild’s novel, subtitled “A Story of Three Children on the Stage,” has delighted generations of young girls with its message that dreams really do come true. Directed by Sandra Goldbacher (Me Without You, The Governess), the Ballet Shoes feature-length adaptation was produced by Granada for the BBC. North American home video rights were acquired by KOCH Vision from Granada International.

“We’re thrilled to work with Screenvision,” said Michael Rosenberg, President, KOCH Vision. “Their ability to provide a nationwide platform for audiences to enjoy Ballet Shoes on the big screen has played a key role in creating awareness for this property prior to its release on DVD.”

KIDS FIRST! / Coalition for Quality Children’s Media are proud to partner with KOCH Vision in support of Ballet Shoes. Look for the “Approved by Kids First!” logo on-screen before theatrical presentations of Ballet Shoes and on the Ballet Shoes movie poster, now on display in theater lobbies across America!

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