Saturday Night Shorts

An after-dinner shorts program melding dance with narrative fiction, fantasy, and cutting-edge visual effects. Meet guest filmmakers from Australia, Spain, France, Canada and more.

Co-presented by San Francisco Cinematheque

Saturday, November 8, 2014 | 9:30 pm

Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th Street, San Francisco
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(UK, 2013) 3:40
Director: Chris Turner
Choreographer: George Williamson

“Hallowed” is a short film based on Dante’s Inferno, and was commissioned by (and features dancers from) the English National Ballet.


(Australia, 2013) 6:01
Directors: Thomas Pollard, Nathan Smith
Choreographer: Alisdair Macindoe

The last man on Earth sits alone in a room as three boys spend a sleepover telling each other scary stories. A crossover occurs between a fictional man’s life in solitude and the future of one boy’s very own reality.

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(USA, 2013) 15:00
Director: Kimberly Warner
Choreographer: Emily Bartha
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Standing on the threshold between innocence and experience, a young ballerina teeters between light and dark, order and chaos. “9” is a coming of age tale about the mysterious and sometimes frightening initiations that usher us into our becoming.

afc_2A Full Circle – Movement #1

(Canada, 2014) 4:25
Director: Rodrigo Rocha-Campos
Choreographer: Lisa Ho
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Death and rebirth, future and the past, beginning and the end. You and I in a full circle.

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(Spain, 2014) 5:00
Director: Cristina Molino
Choreographer: Samuel Retortillo

Ella and Eric live an intense and heartbreaking love story. A promise will make it last forever.


(France, 2013) 9:01
Director: Baptiste Guiard, Rami Hassoun
Choreographer: Rami Hassoun
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An obsessive love story, danced and felt until dizziness.

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(Germany, 2012) 4:09
Director: Simon Ruschmeyer

Diving through the mind’s eye … sifting debris of the splintering conscious … lurking in chambers of hope and memory …. spark ignites the other in self … stealing dominion in fragile reality … both collide … who shall prevail?


(USA, 2014) 3:00
Director: Kate Duhamel
Choreographer: Yuri Zhukov

“Dirge” is a modern interpretation of a funeral dance. Commissioned and broadcast as part of Channel 4’s Random Acts series.


(Australia, 2014) 14:47
Directors: Erin Fowler, Nick Graalman
Choreographer: Erin Fowler
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Mother Earth is struggling for survival in an increasingly degraded and urbanised planet. “Gaia” uses the evocative blend of movement, music and film to highlight this reality.

* Student Film

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