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Shorts Program

Dancing with Myself

October 27, 2019 @ 10:45 am

This program will also screen on Thursday, 10/24 at 3:45pm

Are we human or are we dancer? This shorts program sets out to answer that timeless question. Whether at a party, a studio, or all by oneself, this dynamic program celebrates the varied art of dance and its role in our lives. Feel the rhythm and the beat in these six films that all explore culture, community and catharsis through the lens of identity and movement.
Total Running Time: 98 min

Dir. Synthia Hogan, USA, 2019, 0:03:25, English
This experimental film blends a lush landscape with freestyle dance to narrate the quintessential stage of blossoming.

Sweetheart Dancers
Dir. Ben-Alex Dupris, USA, 2019, 0:13:28, English
Sean and Adrian, a Two-Spirit couple, are determined to rewrite the rules of Native American culture through their participation in the “Sweetheart Dance.”

First Position.
Dir. Michael Elias Thomas, USA, 2019, 0:20:00, English
In the early 1980s, Zachary Campbell, an aspiring dancer moves to San Francisco and meets a choreographer, Jamie Callahan. These two begin a romance through dance, until Zachary notices warning signs on his skin.

Dance Dance Evolution
Dir. Jules Rosskam, USA, 2019, 0:17:40, English
A documentary exploring transgender people’s relationship to dance. Specifically, the film looks at how shifting ones gender might cause shifts in how one dances, whether or not one feels comfortable dancing, and how dance may highlight an individual’s internal experience of gendered embodiment.

Juan of the Witches
Dir. Andrew Houchens, Mexico & USA, 2018, 0:18:14, Spanish
Juan de las Brujas honors 82-year-old Juan Medellín’s legacy as an original company member of Mexico City’s prestigious Ballet Folklórico de Amalia Hernández.

Father Figure
Dir. Bibi Fadlalla, Netherlands, 2019, 0:25:00, Dutch
A poetic collage film following The Kiki House of Angels, a Voguing community in Rotterdam mostly comprised of young black gay men. Guilliano, its founder, struggles with the harsh realities of life outside of his community, and Voguing offers a temporary escape. Nonetheless, he still feels he has to hide certain parts of his personality.

Q&A to follow


October 27, 2019
10:45 am
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Cinépolis Chelsea – Theater 8
260 W 23rd St.
New York, NY 10011 United States
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