Night Watch + Screening and Lenora Lee Dance

Launch Party for "Night Watch" at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture

On Friday September 17 at the Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture’s Cowell Theater, SFDFF will co-present Dancers Without Borders, a program of short dance films that highlight stories of immigration and a performance by Lenora Lee Dance.

This event accompanies Shimon Attie’s Night Watch, a video portrait of refugees granted asylum in the U.S., which will be visible on a floating barge from Fort Mason. Co-Produced by BOXBLUR and Immersive Arts Alliance

5 – 6:45pm | Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture presents their Fall Arts Preview Party with artwork across the campus. (Food trucks on-site at Fort Mason)

6:30 – 7:15pm | Night Watch viewing of the barge from Pier 2 at Fort Mason.

6:30 – 9:00 pm | Cowell Theater: (400+ seat theater)
Dancers Without Borders Film Screening – SF Dance Film Festival, Lenora Lee Dance Performance, Classical Revolution, and a screening of Shimon Attie’s video, The View From Below. Tabling by non-profit organizations providing services to refugees and immigrants. Pre-registration for seats at the Cowell Theater is required.


**Night Watch will be visible at Fort Mason from 6:30–7:15pm, where programming will include music, dance, film, art, and partners organizations. Night Watch will then continue along the shoreline and will be viewable from Pier 15, adjacent to the Exploratorium, and then it will travel to Rincon Park where it will to stop at the shoreline in front of EPIC Steak / Waterbar Restaurant (7:45pm – 8:15pm) for programmed music by Classical Revolution.

Program Info

Friday, September 17, 2021

Venue: Cowell Theater at Pier 2

Free - Reservation Required

Program Films

En la Tierra

Still from En La Tierra Gabriel Mata dance film at SFDFF 2021
A dance film about identity with Latinidad in art as the central focus
Gabriel Mata
Gabriel Mata


Still from Wo by Jiemin Yang dance film at SFDFF 2021
A short dance film exploring the internal struggle of a queer Chinese American immigrant dance artist living in New York City
Jiemin Yang
Jiemin Yang

Dancer Amit Patel is Reinventing Bollywo...

Dancer Amit Patel is Reinventing Bollywood His Way dance film at SFDFF 2021
Dancer, choreographer and Youtuber Amit Patel reinvents Bollywood dance, while also creating space for queer expression in the South Asian community and beyond
Charlotte Buchen Khadra
Amit Patel