Bay Area Shorts–Part 2

SFDFF continues its annual tradition of supporting local artists with this closing night celebration of dance, film, and community.

Featuring five short dance films by Bay Area and Northern California artists, this shorts program showcases the rich diversity of expression in the local community. From street corners to seaside cliffs and San Francisco’s highest hills, these artists push boundaries of form, style, and narrative in conversation with their incomparable Bay Area backdrop. Experience deeply personal emotional journeys, moving celebrations of culture and community, and abstractly evocative beauty in this collection of locally-rooted stories.

Featuring a live performance by Moscelyne ParkeHarrison

Program Sponsor: Dancers’ Group


Program Sponsor: Dancers’ Group

Program Info

Runtime: 50 minutes

Sunday, October 8 @ 7:30pm

Venue: ODC Theater


Program Films

Say I am You-Moscelyne ParkeHarrison
“say i am you” explores the psychology of the body in space as a chorus of dancers moves to an opera singer’s resonant voice.
Moscelyne ParkeHarrison
Moscelyne ParkeHarrison
(United States, 2023) 6:46 minutes

say i am you

Saint Leroi-Maurya Kerr
“Saint Leroi” centers on a Black avenging angel seeking justice and retribution amidst ceaseless anti-Black violence and oppression in the United States.
Maurya Kerr
Maurya Kerr
(United States, 2021) 23:18 minutes

Saint Leroi

Atemporal Duet-RJ Muna
In “Atemporal Duel,” two mystical figures unaffected by time describe a web of energetic pathways animated by the architectural interplay of light and shadow.
RJ Muna
Carolina Czechowska, Jamielyn Duggan
(United States, 2022) 5:33 minutes

Atemporal Duel

Dance With Me-Gabriel Diamond
“Dance With Me?” is a short documentary that follows a blindfolded man who invites strangers to dance with him on a busy street corner.
Gabriel Diamond
Gabriel Diamond
(United States, 2020) 5:20 minutes

Dance With Me

Up On High (excerpt: "Falling Up"), Eric Garcia
A selection from the nine-part dance film spectacular “Up On High,” “Falling Up” follows a gaggle of kings and queens as they soar into futurism, queer legacy, and embodied ancestry.
Eric Garcia
Eric Garcia after Pina Bausch
(United States, 2022) 4:39 minutes

Up On High (excerpt: “Falling Up”)...