Academy Award-nominated filmmaker David Collier and co-director Suzanne LaFetra have crafted a stirring, up-close documentary that follows a group of Oakland teens who find liberation and support through dance. These dynamic young people face the very real challenges of poverty, alienation, HIV, sexual abuse, and gang violence but are dedicated to telling the truth— even if it hurts. FREE captures their struggles as they turn the courage, determination, and stamina required in their daily lives into a contagious joy.
Plays with SFDFF’s award-winning short documentary STAND by Melanie D’Andrea
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February 7, 1:00 PM
390 27th Street, Oakland, California 94612
February 8 & 14, 12:30 PM
3117 16th Street, San Francisco, California 94103
Award Winners Announced
We are pleased to announced the award winners and audience favorites for the 2014 festival. To view the list, CLICK HERE.
SFDFF opened the 2014 festival Thursday night at the Brava Theater Center. Thanks to everyone who came out and made opening night such a fantastic evening. Join us this weekend for more films and discover what it’s like to experience dance in a new way.
View Opening Night Photos
Jonathan Roman (USA) with filmmakers Simona Deaconescu (Romania), Wendy Rein (USA), Ryan Smith (USA), Sam Asaert (Belgium). Photo: Alexander Reneff-Olson
Alter Ego © RJ Muna
For an in-depth and insightful overview of the 2014 festival, read the new review in the Huffington Post
. “SFDFF offers the ideal introduction to dance, while also serving up a bonanza for discriminating dance buffs.”
Saturday, November 8th 4:00-5:30pm at ODC. More Info>>
“Fudd” and “Krucial”, two of the leading Krumpers in LA, the root city of KRUMP, will teach a comprehensive workshop that breaks down the 4 basics as well as “labbing” (development of movements building upon each other), character development (harsh, feminine, etc.), and the incorporation of other dance styles. After a performance by Fudd and Krucial, there will be a short discussion about the historic and dance roots of KRUMP. These roots demonstrate the creation of KRUMP’s well-known cathartic release, called “The Get Off”.
Following class, students can join the Krumpers on a walk through the Mission to enjoy the screening of their film STAND at the San Francisco Dance Film Festival at the Brava Theater Center at 7:30pm.
Here’s another behind the scenes shot from this past weekend’s Co-Lab. Julia Adam and RJ Muna’s film will be shown on Closing Night along with the rest of the Co-Lab films. Don’t miss out!
The Co-Laboratory is under way. It’s the 2nd day of production, and the collaborators are working hard. Films will be premiered on the closing night of the festival. Learn More>>
The Co-laboratory is under way. It’s the 2nd day of production, and the collaborators are working hard. Films will be premiered on the closing night of the festival. Learn More>>
Interested in learning more about the history of dance-based films? SFDFF Artistic Director Greta Schoenberg and 2013 Co-Laboratory filmmaker John Haptas will be guest lecturers this fall at Kathryn Roszak’s course, Moving Images, Dance and Film, offered at UC Berkeley. More Info>>