Finding Me at Catharine Clark Gallery

What does it mean to be a man? What does it mean to be a woman? What does it mean to be American? Or Chinese? Or African? What if I don’t fit into these boxes? Sometimes when there are no clear answers, art-making is the way to connect with who we really are.

In Finding Me, discover how screen dance unleashes new possibilities for fluid self-expression. Moving through sexuality, gender, and family relations, these international shorts deftly explore how identities can constrain but also release.

Program includes an exclusive live performance by San Francisco Ballet principal dancer Benjamin Freemantle

* Not included in SF Dance Film Festival Season Pass
*Please note: the Catharine Clark Gallery is now re-open to the public. Limited seating is available in compliance with city and CDC mandates

Co-Presenter: BOXBLUR at Catharine Clark Gallery
Community Partner: Second Cast

program info

Feature Ticket

$50 / Limited seating for 24

Saturday, October 24 @ 7pm

TT Runtime: 62 minutes

Art / Experimental

Program Films

Making Men
Making Men examines the question of masculinity. This dance film zooms in on 4 individuals in the process of becoming men.
Antoine Panier
Harold George
(Belgium 2019) 0:19:41

Making Men

Family Portrait
Confronting conflicting values, a young woman returned to her home country to rediscover what has shaped her own beliefs by tracing different lessons bestowed to her from her grandmother, her father and her son.
Jingqiu Guan
Jingqiu Guan
(United States, 2019) 0:10:44

Family Portrait

Short film inspired by the poem of Angela Figuera Aymerich. “A woman ran. She gasped and ran. She stumbled and ran. With a solid fear below the eyebrows and a child in her arms”
Aïda Colmenero Dïaz
Khadija Nasibo
(Tanzania, 2013) 3:35


Re:Born – a short dance film about getting up.
Fleur Bax, Annemijn Rijk
Annemijn Rijk
(Netherlands, 2019) 0:10:24


Becoming is a story of a young man, David, told mostly through movement. It’s a story of becoming, an exploration of self identity and dealing with trauma expressed through dance.
Irina Khokhlova
David Chicaeme
(United States, 2019) 6:52


Beautiful Earth
This garden is a video designed to capture the essence of the beautiful earth. To highlight the silence of the trees and listen to the streams flow. For humans to take a second and really focus on what the earth has to offer, Are we allies or enemies?
Marvelle Reed , Shawn Hawkins
Shawn Hawkins
(United States, 2020) 0:05:13

Beautiful Earth

You Boy
A disappointed boy walks in his suburban residence where he lives. But alone in his room, he creates another reality in which his dreams, fantasies and fears mingle through dance.
Mathis Moulin
Mathis Moulin
(France, 2020) 4:04

You Boy – Arigato Massaï

I'd Like to Introduce Myself
Tired of being questioned about the material I was posting on social media, I decided to explain myself. Created during shelter-in-place at my apartment in San Francisco.
Benjamin Freemantle
Benjamin Freemantle
(United States, 2020) 0:01:48

I’d like to introduce myself

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