What People Are Saying:

“The film also delivers powerful, expressive dance sequences providing highlights graced by the sublime skills of Katherine Crockett and Desmond Richardson, giving Fall to Rise a stunning platform that brings alive voices who are exploring their own self-expression, their relationship with children, friends, family and most of all with themselves.”
— AND Magazine

Rating 8/10: “An engaging study of the emotional difficulties of coming to terms with losing one’s identity. As someone who considers The Wrestler and Black Swan two of the finest films of the last decade, I think that Bartok has already found himself in good company with his very first feature as a writer/director.”
— Movie Buzzers

“Bartok is a director whose future work should be anticipated with enthusiasm.”
— The Hunter Word

“Remarkable, convincing, very physical lead performances by Daphne Rubin-Vega and Martha Graham dancer Katherine Crockett.”
— John Beifuss of the Memphis Commercial Appeal

“Daphne Rubin-Vega strips down and sheds her skin to reveal one of her most delicious and vulnerable performances.”