Annie: It’s the Hard Knock Life
- Directed by: Joshua Seftel
- USA, 2013, 55 minutes
- Southeast Premiere
ANNIE: IT’S THE HARD KNOCK LIFE gives a behind-the-scenes look at the revival of the timeless and award-winning Broadway musical Annie. Focused primarily on its catchiest song and production number “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” the film shows the journey of reimagining an American classic to appeal to a new generation of fans. From thousands of eager girls in line to audition, carried through to the thrill of opening night, this documentary exposes the amount of effort and long rehearsal hours needed to make a successful Broadway show possible. The film also highlights three highly celebrated, Tony Award®-winning veterans of Broadway: set designer David Korins, choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler, and costume designer Susan Hilferty. A charming and engaging work for all ages, ANNIE: IT’S THE HARD KNOCK LIFE shows the hard work and dedication that goes into creating an original reinterpretation of a classic musical and making Broadway magic.
In a world where only numbers exist, five courageous characters decide to band together to create the alphabet, bringing color into their black and white lives. This film is the latest masterwork from the creators of the 2011 Oscar®-winning animated short “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore” (FFF 2011 Audience Award for Best Short).