Air Date: Saturday July 18, 2009 after the Reel 13 Classic on THIRTEEN
Set in a mining town in Northern England during the 1984 Miner’s Strike, Billy Elliot (2000) is the story of a young boy, Billy (Jamie Bell), who discovers his love for ballet. His interest in dance and disinterest in more masculine pursuits, such as boxing, infuriate his brother and father, both of whom work in the local coal mines. When the local ballet teacher (Julie Walters) recognized Billy’s talent and secures him an audition with the Royal Ballet School, Billy must decide whether to confront his family or abandon his passion.
Directed by Stephen Daldry.