The Birch Grove
(USA, 2015) 20:12
Director: Gabrielle Lansner
Choreographer: Lansner Company
Saturday, October 10 | 9:30 pm
Single Ticket: $15 (Students: $13, ID required)
Caught between love and death, two brothers wrestle with their past in a dance towards reconciliation. Set between the chaos of the two great wars, The Birch Grove is a poetic film about the power of family ties, inspired by the novella of the same name by the Polish author Jaroslaw Iwaszkiewicz. Through dance sequences, realistic vignettes, and a sparse narration, the film moves fluidly between reality and the interior lives of the characters, evoking story and character through a physical language that is emotional and psychological.
Lead Dancers Lonnie Poupard Jr., Matt Reeves, Colette Krogol, Hannah Tamminen, Hela Sage Giaever | Producer Roweena Mackay, Dean Taucher | Director of Photography Brian O’Carroll | Composer Joel Pickard | Editing Marilys Ernst | Costume Designer Marina Lelchuk with Jessica Bergstrom | Production Designer Dean Taucher | Writer Ellen McLaughlin