2011 Festival Archive
Labyrinth Within(Sweden, 2011) 28 min
Director: Pontus Lidberg Pontus Lidberg presents a very exclusive sneak preview of his latest film, scheduled for international release later this year. The cast includes New York City Ballet principal dancer, Wendy Whelan, in the lead female role.
The Nightingale(USA: San Francisco, 2011) 21 min
Director: Greta Schoenberg The world premiere of The Nightingale, a short narrative in 1940s film noir style, shot entirely in San Francisco with an all-local cast and crew of dancers, musicians, and visual artists.
The Rain(Sweden, 2007) 28 min
Director: Pontus Lidberg The critically acclaimed 2007 Swedish dance film for which special guest director/choreographer Pontus Lidberg was honored with an award for Outstanding Achievement in Choreography for Film at the 2008 Choreography Media Honors in Los Angeles.
Ninth Street Independent Film Center
After The Water The Clouds(Netherlands, 2009) 9 min
Director: Carmen Rozestraten Playful and poetic voyage of a young Catalan woman, whose world becomes surreal as she encounters mythical and unusual characters.
Cea(Canada, 2006) 5 min
Director: Andrea Pass/ Dominique Keller/ Robert Prowse The slow, melodic rhythms and movement of this film flows with the grace of poetry to an original score that takes us back through our collective rural history.
Connect 4(USA:Chicago, 2006) 3 min
Director: Nadia Oussenko Four dancers work within four spaces of a warehouse to connect a single movement phrase.
Drift(USA:Chicago, 2006) 3 min
Director: Eric Garcia and Kat Cole Four dancers work within four spaces of a warehouse to connect a single movement phrase.
Entre Nous(USA:LA/UK, 2010) 7 min
Director: Blair Brown An intimate look at the body in motion and an exploration of the emotions behind the ideas of separation, vulnerability, and loneliness.
Figment(USA:NY, 2010) 3 min
Director: Gabrielle Lamb An animated homage to Joseph Cornell’s collage boxes: inspired by dreams both in specific imagery and sense of movement.
Finite and Infinite Games(USA, 2010) 37 min
Director: RJ Muna The San Francisco premiere of local filmmaker RJ Muna’s Finite and Infinite Games, choreographed by former ODC dancer Kate Fisher and shot in New York City’s Judson Memorial Church.
The Greater The Weight(Canada, 2008) 5 min
Director: Marlene Millar/ Philip Szporer Dancer and choreographer Dana Michel assembles extremely physical movement—a remnant from her previous training in track and touch football—with mathematical precision and poetic improvisation: The result is an exploration of the body as an instrument in a symphony of rupture and flow.
Historic Dance FilmsHistoric dance films presented by local critic and historian Joanna Harris, author of Beyond Isadora, Bay Area Dancing 1915-1965. Includes four rarely screened works by legendary choreographers Maya Deren, Welland Lathrop, and Merce Cunningham.
January(USA:SF/LA, 2009) 4 min
Director: RJ Muna / Rachel Lincoln/ Cari Ann Shim Sham A solo made within the real and imagined confines of winter. In a slate-walled room with chalk dust as snow, a woman follows her mind’s small agitations as she meditates on the passage of time.
Kaleiodoscope(USA:NY, 2010) 3 min
Director: Kate Duhamel
Light In Warped Time(USA:VA, 2010) 6 min
Director: Jennifer Schwed A fantastical exploration of the desire to be free from social boundaries.
Motel Deception(Australia, 2009) 4 min
Director: Chrissie Parrot/ Nancy Jones A seedy motel room, money and a gun set the scene for a very physical confrontation between the scheming Clare and Dexter.
NY Export: Opus Jazz(USA, 2010) 46 min
Directors: Henry Joost/Jody Lee Lipes The San Francisco premiere of NY Export: Opus Jazz, a re-imagining of Jerome Robbins 1958 “ballet in sneakers” and winner of an Audience Award at the 2010 South by Southwest Film Festival.
Outside In(USA, 1993)
Director: Margaret Williams Special guest Victoria Marks, UCLA professor and choreographer, presents her award-winning 1993 film Outside In, dubbed “Completely unmissable—a stunner” by The Independent, and talks about the challenges of working with dance on camera.
The Perfect Vacuum(Canada, 2010) 6 min
Director: Alana Cymerman / Benjamin Hatcher Mona left a glamorous life back home because of war. Now, she finds home in vacuum dancing.
Stronger(UK, 2010) 4 min
Director: Wilkie Branson Two new-found companions embark on a journey adventuring up a wooded mountain.
Study For An Underwater Film(Sweden, 2010) 2 min
Director: Pontus Lidberg An early study for a new film by the award-winning Swedish choreographer/filmmaker.
Texas Plates(USA:NY, 2007) 2 min
Director: Director: Marta Renzi A playful roadside romance set to music by country artist Patti Scialfa.
There Is A Place(UK/China, 2010) 7 min
Director: Katrina McPherson/Simon Fildes Soloist Sang Jijia, an ethnic Tibetan born in Gansu, stuggles with his position in the world.
The Wait Of Gravity(Italy/USA, 2010) 5 min
Director: Renata Sheppard/ Paolo Armao A human form shifts in and out of a relationship with gravity in an elusive architectural space—a journey of sound, vision, and kinesthetics.
The Watch(USA:NY, 2010) 3 min
Director: Shal Ngo/ Timo Weiland A playful collaboration between a filmmaker, a fashion designer and young freelance dancers in New York.