AUDIENCE FAVORITES (AF16)

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PROGRAM 1: Audience Favorites (AF16)

A selection of our 2016 festival’s most popular screen dance shorts. This is a compilation of accessible, creatively-infused, and beauty-laden shorts, perfect for a diverse audience—from new dance discoverer, to sophisticated aficionado.

San Francisco Dance Film Festival Films 2016, DiscoDisco

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

San Francisco Dance Film Festival Films 2016, In the Coutenance of KingsIn the Countenance of Kings

(USA, 2016) 3:17
Director: Ezra Hurwitz
Choreographer: Justin Peck
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An original short-film adaptation of Justin Peck’s ballet, In the Countenance of Kings. Filmed on location in the old 16th Street Train Station in Oakland with music by Sufjan Stevens.

San Francisco Dance Film Festival Films 2016, MazeMaze

(UK, 2016) 6:02
Director: Eve McConnachie
Choreographer: Sophie Laplane
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Two young people discover each other as they explore a labyrinthine and derelict Glasgow swimming pool.

San Francisco Dance Film Festival Films 2016, Separate SentencesSeparate Sentences

(USA, 2016) 15:00
Director: Austin Forbord, Amie Dowling
Choreographer: Amie Dowling, Natalie Greene
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Dance/theater film that addresses the cycle of incarceration in families by drawing upon individual experiences and physical memories of a cast of formerly incarcerated men and their sons.

San Francisco Dance Film Festival Films 2016, Inheriting a LegacyInheriting a Legacy (Herencia de un Pueblo)

(Peru, 2016) 12:02
Director: Carmen Roman
Choreographer: Carmen Roman
Set in the vibrant Peruvian town of El Carmen, this film highlights the people, town, and dance legacy of African descendants in Peru.

San Francisco Dance Film Festival Films 2016, Dancing DayDancing Day

(USA, 2016) 3:53
Director: Tytus Bergstrom
Choreographer: Tytus Bergstrom
Fantasy about playing hooky from work and the surprise events that follow when leaving the house.

San Francisco Dance Film Festival Films2016, ShiftShift

(USA, 2015) 11:00
Director: Rachael Lincoln and Amelia Rudolph
Choreographer: Amelia Rudolph
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Bay Area vertical dance company BANDALOOP journeys across the Sierras using climbing technology to access back-country sites including a 2,900-foot dance wall. BANDALOOP challenges the boundaries of site-specific performance, re-imagining what dance can be and where it can take place.

Just So (USA, 2016) 8:00 Director: Ben Estabrook & Amy Seiwert Choreographer: Amy SeiwertJust So

(USA, 2016) 8:00
Director: Ben Estabrook & Amy Seiwert
Choreographer: Amy Seiwert
A morality play exploring anticipation and the ’70s.

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.

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