If you like dance, this is the opportunity to watch more than 100+ movies and documentaries focused on dance, dancers, and choreographers… And it’s the 10th Anniversary of the San Francisco Dance Film Festival (SFDFF). The festival runs in multiple locations through San Francisco from Nov 2nd through Nov 10th and shows mainly documentaries and few featured movies.

To get started, you can attend the North America Premiere of the documentary Queen + Bejart Ballet for Life; a mix of Bejart, rock with Queen music and Mozart during the opening night on Nov 2nd (Lucasfilm Premier Theater – 1 Letterman Dr, San Francisco).

Here is the French selection, but do not hesitate to check the full program.

  • DUO (Emmanuel Gat in the Palais Royal garden), Memories of Bodies Motion (Angelin Prejlocaj’s work set in the abbey of Montmajour) and MASS (single-take video-dance shot in Paris) are short movies that will be preceeding REPETITION(s). It’s a 45 mn documentary featuring Aurélie Dupont and Diana Vishneva as they embrace the challenge of having one week to learn and rehearse choreographer Ohad Naharin’s B/olero. If you have seen the movie Mr Gaga, you understand why it’s a challenge!
    Date – Tuesday Nov 5th, at 4:30 pm
    Address – Delancey Street Screening Room – 600 Embarcadero, San Francisco
  • Four Choreographers of Our Time at The Paris Opera Ballet. It’s a live recording from the Opera Garnier which features the Paris Opera Ballet company with four of today’s most exciting and influential contemporary choreographers: James Thierrée, Hofesh Shechter, Iván Pérez, Crystal Pite. Documentary directed by Cédric Klapisch and Miguel Octave.
    Date – Tuesday Nov 5th, at 7 pm
    Address – Delancey Street Screening Room – 600 Embarcadero, San Francisco
  • T.I.A. (This is Africa) created, filmed, and recorded in 48 hours in Brazzaville (Congo), T.I.A. (THIS is Africa) features choreographer and dancer Aïpeur Foundou. It’s part of the Crossing Culture program composed by eight films that celebrate dance as a means for personal expression and cultural defiance in an increasingly authoritarian world.
    Date – Tuesday Nov 5th, at 7 pm
    Address – Catharine Clark Gallery – 248 Utah Street, San Francisco
  • In the shorts program category After Dark, discover ECHOES that is a art/experiment short of less than 6mn movie. The same evening, you will be able to see shorts from Australia, USA, Italy…
    Date – Friday Nov 8th, at 9:15 pm
    Address – Brava Theater Center – 2781 24th Street, San Francisco
  • Lil’ Buck:Real Swan directed by Louis Wallecan. Lil’Buck grew up in Memphis and started jook dancing. Bringing his experience in the ballet world with him, Lil Buck heads back to South Memphis to teach dance to the youth, offering them the chance of a better future. Documentary starring Lil Buck, Spike Jonze, Jai Armmer, Daniel, Sabrina Moore, Lee Anthony, Yo Yo Ma, Kesean, Benjamin Millepied
    Date – Saturday Nov 9th, at 8 pm
    Address – Brava Theater Center – 2781 24th Street, San Francisco

 

Happy Anniversary San Francisco Dance Film Festival

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