I've never been the type to sing and dance, but the first trailer for Better to Live makes me wish that I could -- and for a good cause.
Set to debut shortly at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival, the short film is "a gritty and uplifting look at the travails of the college experience and the musical-sketch comedy performance that's saving lives," according to the official synopsis
In this short documentary, drama majors tackle complex issues including rape, anxiety, cutting and suicide as they build The Reality Show for 5000 freshmen at one of America's most iconic theaters, Madison Square Garden. Raw and unscripted, young "superhero" artists remind us that it's better to live, far worse to waste it.
Linda Mills directed. The first of four screenings of the film will be on Thursday, April 16. For more screening information, visit the Tribeca fest website. For more information on the film itself, visit the official site. To watch the trailer, click below -- and be prepared to tap your feet, or at least nod your head in rhythm.