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PROGRAM 2: Audience Favorites (AF17)

A curated selection of popular screen dance shorts from our 2017 festival. This collection  of international, imaginative, and sumptuous shorts, is perfect for a varied audience—from those new to dance to the sophisticated enthusiast.

San Francisco Dance Film Festival Films 2017, Persecuta, Martin & Facundo Lombard Persecuta

(United States, 2017) 2:23
Director: Martin & Facundo Lombard
Choreographer: Martin & Facundo Lombard

A new powerful dance scene by the Lombard Twins.

San Francisco Dance Film Festival Films 2017, Blown Away, David Masters Blown Away

(United States, 2017) 2:24
Director: David Masters
Choreographer: Dion Pratt
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From the firing of the first electrons to the cosmic journey across space. Blown Away traces the genesis and impact of sound waves on a waiting listener.

San Francisco Dance Film Festival Films 2017, Cold Storage, Director: Thomas Freundlich, Choreographer: Valtteri Raekallio Cold Storage

(Finland, 2016) 8:46
Director: Thomas Freundlich
Choreographer: Valtteri Raekallio
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On a desolate arctic shore, a lonely ice fisherman discovers his prehistoric counterpart frozen in the sea ice, and thaws him out as his newfound soul brother. A wild all-night drinking and dancing party ensues.

San Francisco Dance Film Festival Films 2017, Ceiling, Katherine Helen Fisher Ceiling

(United States, 2016) 3:53
Director: Katherine Helen Fisher
Choreographer: Katherine Helen Fisher

Ceiling focuses on a dancer’s repetitive leap as a physical allegory for striving. Shot in the Angeles Forest on the Phantom Camera, the film weaves gender and landscape into the body’s potential for movement in the tradition of Eadweard Muybridge.

San Francisco Dance Film Festival Films 2017, Jonah, Andrew Michael Ellis Jonah

(United States, 2016) 5:23
Director: Andrew Michael Ellis
Choreographer: Ernest Felton Baker

An interview with a former African-American slave accompanies a powerful dance vignette of an urban man in extremis. The juxtaposition of past and present raises questions about inherited trauma and the possibility of regeneration.

San Francisco Dance Film Festival Films 2017, Take Your Time, Natasha Adorlee Johnson, Max Sachar Take Your Time

(United States, 2017) 4:49
Director: Max Sachar, Natasha Adorlee Johnson
Choreographer: Natasha Adorlee Johnson

Take Your Time is a raw and powerful performance-art piece that explores the concept of time & relationships by following a duet as they navigate complex obstacles and spaces.

San Francisco Dance Film Festival Films 2017, Women's Christmas Night, Director: Oonagh Kearney Ireland Women’s Christmas Night

(Ireland, 2016) 5:30
Director: Oonagh Kearney
Choreographer: Jessica Kennedy, Megan Kennedy

San Francisco Dance Film Festival Films 2017, To the Ends of the Fingertips Director: Roswitha Chesher To the Ends of the Fingertips

(United Kingdom, 2016) 3:11
Director: Roswitha Chesher
Choreographer: Sophie Arstall, Elizabeth Barker
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Slipping through the fingers of time, we follow a search for freedom and fulfilment in this visually rich and surreal tale. A Big Dance & Channel 4 commission.

San Francisco Dance Film Festival Films 2017, The First Date, Mary John Frank The First Date

(United States, 2016) 5:26
Director: Mary John Frank
Choreographer: Mary John Frank

Despite the awkward small talk, disagreements, and their own destructive tendencies, Natalie and David show up for their first date and discover that they actually make excellent partners in crime.

San Francisco Dance Film Festival Films 2017, Curing Albrecht, Jessica Wright, Morgann Runacre-Temple Curing Albrecht

(United Kingdom, 2016) 5:00
Director: Jessica Wright, Morgann Runacre-Temple
Choreographer: Jessica Wright, Morgann Runacre-Temple

A young man checks into a bespoke institution, hoping to be cured of his inability to stop dancing.

San Francisco Dance Film Festival Films 2017, Wendy Seyb, How You Look At It How You Look At It

(United States, 2015) 8:30
Director: Wendy Seyb
Choreographer: Wendy Seyb
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A story about how love at first sight changes a man’s perspective of the world around him. With a little help from his inner theme songs, his environment comes together to support his quest to be with his new sighted love…or at least, say hello.

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