Lobby Installation – Poetry of Motion

Featuring a collection of international films chosen for their poetic narratives, atmospheric moods, and cinematic visuals. The program will be on continuous display in the lobby of the Brava Theater during the entire four-day festival.

Thursday, October 19 – Sunday, October 22 | running continuously

Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th Street, San Francisco
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San Francisco Dance Film Festival Films 2017, Rodrigo Rocha-CamposA Full Circle – Movement #3

(Canada, 2016) 8:55
Director: Rodrigo Rocha-Campos
Choreographer: Erika Mitsuhashi, Michael Ethan Kong
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Two siblings on an emotional roller-coaster vie for dominance. After reaching the deepest bottom, how will they make it back up to the light?

San Francisco Dance Film Festival Films 2017, Jouka Valkama, SEE | OBEY SEE | OBEY

(Finland, 2015) 15:05
Director: Jouka Valkama
Choreographer: Susanna Leinonen
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SEE | OBEY tells three different narratives about human emotions, every day events and conflicts. Time is manipulated and the moments that happen in a blink of an eye get a new depth with slow motion. The film uses both professional dancers and almost a hundred volunteers.

San Francisco Dance Film Festival Films 2017, Sonder, Simona Deaconescu Sonder

(Romania, 2016) 12:20
Director: Simona Deaconescu
Choreographer: Simona Deaconescu
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A visually abstract and poetic film about the human being confronted with nature, the machine and himself.

San Francisco Dance Film Festival Films 2017, This is not Magritte (Ceci n'est pas Magritte), Ivan Skorik This is not Magritte

(Russian Federation, 2016) 5:54
Director: Ivan Skorik
Choreographer: Ivan Skorik
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A story inspired by paintings of René Magritte. The film was created as a part of Cinema Dance Project at Acting Faculty of Moscow Film School.

San Francisco Dance Film Festival Films 2017, Gogi, Viviane Frehner, Stefan Jose Gogi

(Australia, 2017) 9:34
Director: Viviane Frehner, Stefan Jose
Choreographer: Viviane Frehner, Alicia Harvie, Ashleigh White

A poetic narrative of three sisters, separated from each other and stuck in their own worlds, Gogi is a short dance film that drives home the importance of unison and tells about isolation and longing for connection.

San Francisco Dance Film Festival Films 2017, Beating, Kari Sulc Beating

(Czech Republic, 2014) 6:10
Director: Kari Sulc
Choreographer: Tereza Hradilkova

In this observational dance film, the camera work and editing bring to the surface not only the beauty of the body in motion but also the unexpectedly archaic, ritual dimension of an ordinary boxing training session.

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