Saturday, November 8, 2014, 12:00 am

Saturday Night Shorts

San Francisco Dance Film Festival


2781 24th Street

San Francisco, CA 94110

presented in association with the San Francisco Dance Film Festival

[$15 general/ $13 students] Advance tickets here.

A quirky, edgy collection of screendance shorts ranging from fantasy to sci-fi to an earth shattering finale. Followed by Q & A with directors from Australia, Spain, France, and from our own backyard.

Films to be screened:


(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.



(Australia, 2013) 6:01
Directors: Thomas Pollard, Nathan Smith
Choreographer: Alisdair Macindoe

The last man on Earth sat alone in a room as three boys spend a sleep over telling each other scary stories. A cross over occurs between a fictional man’s life in solitude and the future of one of the boy’s very own reality.

Films San Francisco Dance Film Festival, 9

(USA, 2013) 15:00
Director: Kimberly Warner
Choreographer: Emily Bartha
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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
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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.


(France, 2013) 9:01
Director: Baptiste Guiard, Rami Hassoun
Choreographer: Rami Hassoun
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An obsessive love story, danced and felt until dizziness.


Alter Ego
(Germany, 2012) 4:09
Director: Rusch Meyer

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?


(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.


(Australia, 2014) 14:47
Directors: Erin Fowler, Nick Graalman
Choreographer: Erin Fowler
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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.