Retired 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.