Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Three days of dance on film! Sat, 5/6, Wed, 5/7 & Sun, 5/14
Full schedule HERE
Individual screenings $12, or $72 for all 7 screenings
LOOKING AT THE STARS (Olhandro pras estrelas)
Alexandre Peralta, Brazil, 2016, 90 min.
Portuguese with English subtitles
The Fernanda Bianchini Ballet Association for the Blind in Sao Paolo is the sole ballet school in the world for the visually impaired. The film tells the story of two youngsters in the program: Geyza, who lost her vision at the age of nine but continues to pursue her dream to become a ballerina, and Thalia, her teenage protege, who has multiple aspirations and a feisty personality. Both are without a trace of self-pity. For each, ballet is an important creative outlet and a means of becoming a more powerful self. Watching them confront their daily challenges proves to be a deeply emotional experience.
MOLAT & MOLAT
Kate Duhamel, USA, 2016, 6 min.
This is the story of Pascal Molat dancing, as told by Matisse Molat, age five.
Dance on Camera Tour (or “Dance on Camera Touring Program”) is co-presented by Dance Films Association and the Film Society of Lincoln Center and receives generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information, visit www.dancefims.org. Sponsored by the Madrona MindBody Institute
ABOUT DANCE ON CAMERA:
Inaugurated in 1971, Dance on Camera Festival, co-presented by Dance Films Association and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, remains the longest-running dance film festival in the world, providing a platform for choreographic storytelling and creative expression, and intimate access to innovative media artists and their cinematic works.
Each February in New York City, the Festival presents feature-length documentary and narrative films, inventive short films, filmmaker panels and special events, cutting edge media and art installations, as well as engaging community and student programs. Dance Films Association and the Film Society of Lincoln Center have co-presented the Festival since 1996, hosting screenings and special events at the Walter Reade Theater, with the addition of the Film Society’s landmark state-of-the-art Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center.
The Dance on Camera Festival and Tour receives generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. For more information, visit www.dancefims.org