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 pmBrava Theater Center, 2781 24th Street, San Francisco
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Hallowed(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.
Knock(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.
9(USA, 2013) 15:00
Director: Kimberly Warner
Choreographer: Emily Bartha
View Trailer 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.
A Full Circle – Movement #1(Canada, 2014) 4:25
Director: Rodrigo Rocha-Campos
Choreographer: Lisa Ho
View Trailer Death and rebirth, future and the past, beginning and the end. You and I in a full circle.
Dance With Me(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.
Vertige(France, 2013) 9:01
Director: Baptiste Guiard, Rami Hassoun
Choreographer: Rami Hassoun
View Trailer An obsessive love story, danced and felt until dizziness.
Alter Ego(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?
Dirge(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.
Gaia(Australia, 2014) 14:47
Directors: Erin Fowler, Nick Graalman
Choreographer: Erin Fowler
View Trailer 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