International Shorts 2

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Lost and Found: International Shorts 2

The second shorts program features a collection of international films curated around the theme of “lost and found,” where the dramatic experience of getting lost, whether in the vast beauty of the expansive countryside, the comfort of a familiar place, or through being subjected to the perils of war, hopelessness, and even madness is offset by the transformative reassurance of finding oneself again. Films from South Africa, Germany, Argentina, France, and more make up this collection.

Friday, October 21 | 9:30 pm

Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th Street, San Francisco
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San Francisco Dance Film Festival International Shorts 2, DiscoDisco

(Germany, 2016) 2:09
Director: Boris Seewald
Choreographer: Simone Schmidt, Althea Corlett
A handmade dance video of 1,250 paintings on paper.

San Francisco Dance Film Festival International Shorts 2, Through the Eyes of My MealThrough the Eyes of My Meal

(USA, 2016) 6:29
Director: Jordan Taylor Fuller
Choreographer: Katherine Maxwell
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A contemporary dance film investigating vulnerability and betrayal.

San Francisco Dance Film Festival International Shorts 2, Coire RuadhCoire Ruadh

(UK, 2015) 10:10
Director: Simon Fildes and Katrina McPherson
Choreographer: Robbie Synge, Ruth Janssen, Frank McConnell
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Coire Ruadh in the Scottish Highlands. A line is drawn on a map. the border of wild or not wild. Three dance artists’ responses at the same location at different times of year.

San Francisco Dance Film Festival Films 2016, Rebellion & JohannesburgRebellion & Johannesburg

(Germany, 2015) 4:47
Director: Leila El-Kayem
Choreographer: Jessica Nupen
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A provocative dance film, based on a production of the same name, telling a story of xenophobia, violence, and resilience against the backdrop of the 2012 Marikane mining massacre in Rustenburg, South Africa.

San Francsico Dance Film Festival Films 2016, PromenadePromenade

(Argentina, 2015) 8:50
Director: Cirila Luz Ferron
Choreographer: Florencia Olivieri
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Promenade brings together dance, video, and architecture with the aim of finding new interpretations of space.

San Francisco Dance Film Festival Films 2016, Indigo Grey: The PassageIndigo Grey: The Passage

(USA, 2015) 7:00
Director: Sean Robinson
Choreographer: Hammerstep
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A young boy’s discovery of a mysterious gas mask provides a glimpse into an alternate reality.

San Francisco Dance Film Festival Films 2016, RelapseRelapse

(USA, 2016) 3:07
Director: Stéphane Glynn
Choreographer: Stéphane Glynn & Kelly Bruce
A short experimental dance film featuring a dancer slowly falling into an all-encompassing darkness.

San Francisco Dance Film Festival Films 2016, RavagesRavages

(Canada, 2015) 13:58
Director: Alan Lake
Choreographer: Alan Lake
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Ravages tells a kind of abstract tale, inviting the viewer to dive into the raw and fragile world of a symbolic epic where the human confronts what is perishable or unchangeable.

San Francisco Dance Film Festival Films 2016, DemiurgeThe Demiurge #1 (La Démiurge #1)

(Italy, 2015) 1:10
Director: Alain El Sakhawi
Choreographer: Alain El Sakhawi – collaborating: Valeria Zampardi, Fernando Roldan Ferrer
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A young mischievous girl plays with her victim.

San Francisco Dance Film Festival Films 2016Being and Nothingness

(Canada, 2016) 8:29
Director: Alejandro Alvarez Cadilla
Choreographer: Guillaume Côté
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A reflection in dance of a key theme in Jean-Paul Sartre’s existential philosophy. Featuring National Ballet of Canada Prima Ballerina Greta Hodgkinson.

San Francisco Dance Film Festival Films 2016, EvokeEvoke

(USA, 2015) 3:00
Director: Alexander Gabrielli
Choreographer: WHYTEBERG
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Two ageless figures awaken and move together for a brief but intimate moment in time.

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