Move Me


The Main 1 Thu, May 12, 2022 7:00 PM
The Main 1 Wed, May 18, 2022 4:00 PM
The Main 2 Sat, May 21, 2022 7:20 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$15.00 (+$2 online fee)
Members:$10.00 (no online fee)
Student:$8.00 (box office only)
Film Info
Guest Attending:YES
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Festival Programs:New American Visions
Women & Film
Minnesota Made
Documentary Competition
Release Year:2021
Runtime:82 min
Print Source:Submerged Film
Minnesota Made
Women Directors
Health & Wellness
Director:Kelsey Peterson
Daniel Klein
Producer:Kelsey Peterson
Daniel Klein
Madeline Brown
Cinematographer:Brennan Vance
Editor:Nicolette Bovat
Composer:Jeff Melanson


When she was 27, Kelsey Peterson dived into Lake Superior, just as countless others have done. But Peterson emerged paralyzed. Following her accident, Peterson, a dancer, finds herself struggling to redefine who she is. But when the opportunity arises to dance again, Peterson embraces the challenge of the unknown.


With Move Me, Peterson also takes on a new role: filmmaker (with co-director Daniel Klein). She documents her everyday routine, which involves arduous physical therapy, transportation challenges, and access issues with her wheelchair. We meet her mother and father, who are incredibly supportive of their daughter but still grief stricken by what she has lost. When Peterson is given the chance to participate in a cutting-edge clinical trial, she faces a choice between hope and acceptance. Strikingly honest, Move Me is emotionally raw, extremely powerful and beautifully choreographed — very fitting for the dancer that Kelsey Peterson still remains.

Director Biography

Kelsey Peterson Daniel Klein

Kelsey Peterson received a BFA in Dance from the University of Montana and was a yoga teacher before she suffered a spinal cord injury in 2012. She is currently lead choreographer and dancer on a live music and dance production which features differently-abled artists, called ?A Cripple’s Dance.


Daniel Klein, a former chef, has created over 200 short films that appear online and on television. He also directs and produces the two-time James Beard Award winning online documentary series, The Perennial Plate. Move Me (2022) is his most recent documentary.