Crossing Culture

Crossing Culture screens eight dance films that celebrate dance as a means for personal expression and cultural defiance in an increasingly authoritarian world. The international lineup features films from Iran, Greece, Congo, Singapore, Japan, and more.

The program includes a live improvised performance by Erik Wagner and Carolina Czechowska

Highlights: Filmmakers Lauren Bedal and Saki Matsumoto will be in attendance

shorts program

November 5, 2019 7:00 pm

Catharine Clark Gallery

Price: $10

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Runtime: 90 minutes

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Program Films

The Derive, SFDFF 2019
An Iranian dance film where the performer dances her way through the crowds of narrow bazaar alleys in an elaborate …
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Tanin Torabi
Tanin Torabi
Iran/Ireland

The Dérive

Water
Through his shapeless body in motion, Marco Da Silva Ferreira choreographs Chtcheglov’s enigmatic doubts. Two cities that wake up, revealing …
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Fabrice Pinto
Marco Da Silva Ferreira
Portugal

Water

Imagined Escape
Coping with a troubled relationship with his brother, a lonely boy finds himself in an imagined world where he experiences …
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Lauren Bedal
Lauren Bedal
United States

Imagined Escape

INA (LIGHT)
Director Aneil Karia and choreographer Alesandra Seutin’s film INA (LIGHT) sees two dancers struggle through the fear-drenched darkness of oppression …
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Aneil Karia
Alesandra Seutin
United Kingdom

INA (LIGHT)

A N D R E A S
The struggle of a father who works as a tiler. He is fighting to overcome his life difficulties in order …
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Vasilis Arvanitakis
Vasilis Arvanitakis
Greece

A N D R E A S

Memory Of Forgiveness, SFDFF 2019
Memory Of Forgiveness is a dance film inspired by the book 50 Years of Silence by Jan Ruff-O’Herne, a Dutch …
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Saki Matsumoto
Airi Suzuki
Japan

Memory Of Forgiveness

T.I.A. (THIS is Africa)
Created, filmed, and recorded in 48 hours in Brazzaville (Congo), T.I.A. (THIS is Africa) features choreographer and dancer Aïpeur Foundou, …
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Matthieu Maunier-Rossi
Aïpeur Foundou
France/Congo

T.I.A. (THIS is Africa)

A Dance for Red Hang /
Three dancers enact the best photographs of brilliant Chinese photographer Ren Hang, who was well known for his shocking photographs …
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Lei Yuan Bin
Sara Tan
Singapore

A Dance for Ren Hang

Hands On, SFDFF 2019
Hands On captures candid, real-time “blind hand dates” between two strangers who get to know each other solely through blind …
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Marites Carino
Canada

Hands On

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