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45TH DANCE ON CAMERA FESTIVAL: Shorts Program I - Narrative

45TH DANCE ON CAMERA FESTIVAL: Shorts Program I - Narrative


The Film Society of Lincoln Center and Dance Films Association


Walter Reade Theater
New York, NY


Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 6:00pm



The Film Society of Lincoln Center and Dance Films Association

Shorts Program I: Narrative
Total runtime: 59m
Saturday, February 4, 6:00pm

Martha Gregory, Noah Fowler, Kenny Polyak, USA, 2015, 1m
World Premiere

A male duet takes the physical to an emotional high.

Cold Storage
Thomas Freundlich, Finland, 2016, 9m

On a desolate arctic shore, a lonely ice fisherman discovers his prehistoric counterpart frozen in the sea ice and thaws out his newfound brother. With droll humor, Freundlich pays homage to the slapstick and melancholy of classic movies.

Color of Reality
Jon Boogz, USA, 2016, 6m

Alexa Meade is a visual storyteller who paints directly on the human body, creating a two-dimensional effect. Here she collaborates with movement artists Jon Boogz and Lil Buck to produce an animated narrative that speaks to our country’s frustrations with the violence that haunts American society today.

Dead Draw
Charli Brissey, USA, 2016, 2m

Two dandies flirt over a game of chess.

How You Look At It
Wendy Seyb, USA, 2015, 9m

Inspired by a Carl Jung quote, this silent comic short features a man in a rut. But can a love-at-first-sight encounter change his perspective and routine?

Molat & Molat
Kate Duhamel, USA, 2016, 6m

This is the story of Pascal Molat dancing, as told by Matisse Molat, age five.

Move On
Yasuaki Fujinami, Japan, 2016, 4m

A man in a subway car is impelled to break free of his demons.

The First Date
Mary John Frank, USA, 2016, 6m
World Premiere

Natalie and David experience attraction, doubt, and disagreement and make excellent partners in crime.

The Song of GuQin—Rain & Summer
Alex Wu (Zhen Wu), China, 2016, 4m
World Premiere

An interactive dance performance featuring a girl growing up confused and a boy who plays ball with an imaginary partner.

Katherine MacNaughton, Canada, 2016, 6m
U.S. Premiere

A rebuke to technology and the isolation it can create.

What Goes Up . . .
Hollye Bynum, USA, 2015, 3m

A time-lapse of two individuals experiencing the journey of a full romantic relationship from finish to start.

Graham Clayton-Chance, UK, 2015, 6m
U.S. Premiere

The verbal and physical slapstick of this dance monologue suggests dark truths behind love, sex, and relationships. Taken from the archive of the late Nigel Charnock, this is the first in a series of new films that honor his classic performances.   


Pictured: The Song of GuQin—Rain & Summer by Alex Wu.

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