Jig (2011) The world of competitive Irish dancing gets the documentary treatment from director Sue Bourne, who uncovers the sweat and toil behind all the sparkly outfits… 2011-06-17 PT93M Documentary Screen Media Films
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Jig (2011)

CLICKETY-CLACK Julia O'Rouke in Jig: The Story of the Irish Dancing World Championships
CLICKETY-CLACK Julia O'Rouke in Jig: The Story of the Irish Dancing World Championships
EW's GRADE
B

Details Limited Release: Jun 17, 2011; Length: 93 Minutes; Genre: Documentary; Distributor: Screen Media Films

The world of competitive Irish dancing gets the documentary treatment from director Sue Bourne, who uncovers the sweat and toil behind all the sparkly outfits and clickety-clack footwork. With a special eye for tweenage 
 phenoms, Bourne explores the field's surprisingly global talent pool: a Sri Lankan-born Dutch teenager, a group of Russian enthusiasts, a California family that moved to the U.K. for their gifted son. They're all fascinating 
 subjects — or would be if Jig didn't dance around their personal stories in favor of overheated waiting-for-the-scores suspense. B

Originally posted Jun 22, 2011 Published in issue #1161 Jul 01, 2011 Order article reprints