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FSU Art Retired Faculty Member Jimmy Roche and Alexa Kleinbard in "Ricki and the Flash"

Published August 25, 2015

B9318420416Z.1_20150812100101_000_GSNBJMQD8.1-0Retired faculty member Jimmy Roche and with Alexa Kleinbard were recently featured as dancers in the film Ricki and the Flash. The movie stars Meryl Streep and Kevin Kline, depicts musician who gave up everything for her dream of rock-and-roll stardom who returns home, looking to make things right with her family. IMDB lists Jimmy and Alexa as “Provocative Dancer #1” and “Provocative Dancer #2”

“Jonathan told us, ‘Y’all dance like old people who still do it,'” Roche said and laughed. “It was easy to do because there was so much liveliness in the music. It was unbelievable, the live music. They could play anything. There are no overdubs of any kind in the movie. It’s all live music.”

A full coverage of Jimmy and Alexa’s experience can be seen on the Tallahassee Democrat.

Jimmy has also been in:

  • Something Wild (1986)
  • The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
  • Philadelphia (1993)
  • Beloved (1998)
  • The Manchurian Candidate (2004)
  • Rachel Getting Married (2008)