Outside on Friday, September 27 -- Special kick-off after the 3MinuteFilmFestival
Paying the Ferryman
Narrative - Music
Director Alfonso Moreno
Before the terminal boat ride, an old punk rocker travels back in space and time to try to make his life count. “What better subject than death to approach the story of an aging rocker? I’ve always been fascinated by the many ways with which humanity copes with the notion of its own expiration date. “Paying the Ferryman” is a story of life, death, the passing of time, and the relativity of human value.”
Inside SBCAST Studio D --
1:30 PM Reversal Symmetry
Time Reversal Symmetry is part of LOoW – a collaboration between artists and scientists at TRIUMF: Canada’s national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics. Shot on 16mm film, Siebens uses pedestrian movement to represent the oscillating dance between matter and antimatter. Discussion.
2-3:30 PM The Collector
screens and discussions follow with New York award-winning writer/director of the film, Maria T. Alvarado.
A 40-minute beautiful documentary on gardener Donald Dreifuss, who is also an artist, collector and color aficionado...as well as a philosopher on the seasons of life.
3:30 - 4:00 PM Giselle
Dance, Narrative 20:00
Director, Severine Reisp, Key Cast, Camila Schäefer Rodrigues,
Victor Wisehart, Gundula Schulze, Judith Waldhorn
Giselle is based on the original ballet in which a peasant girl falls in love with the noble man Albrecht. This short film is a modern adaptation with a political background. The film is narrative, yet it includes a lot of choreographies that are essential to the story line.
4-5 PM Quartet for the End of Time,
A documentary by H. Paul Moon, on French composer Olivier Messiaen(1908-1962), who premiered his masterpiece in 1941, while incarcerated in a Nazi prison camp in Poland. His fellow prisoner performed it with him for guards and other prisoners. It has come to be recognized as one of his most important works, and this film is performed by the President’s Own Marine Band, the oldest ensemble in the USA. It was performed in Poland in 2016 for the 75th Anniversary. Daniel Kepl, Performance Arts Reviewer will introduce the film’s music.
5 PM Bória
Dance, Art, Experimental 09:24
Director, Iwona Pasińska, Producer, Polish Dance Theatre
The visual layer of the film is co-created with ornamental motifs drawn from Stryjeńska's painting. Fragmentary narration is built of the words of traditional songs in the arrangement and performance of the Maliszów Band, which overlap with the language of contemporary dance. Interspecific combination of the dance film and painting makes the second-ever film production of the Polish Dance Theatre an interdisciplinary experiment from the borderland of arts.
OUTSIDE SBCAST AT NIGHT
6:30 - 7:30 Filmmakers Reception - Public Invited
T.I.A. - This Is Africa.
Experimental Dance 07:16
Director/Producer, Matthieu Maunier-RossiI, Poetry Writer, Ronan Chéneau
Key Cast, Aïpeur Foundou, a congolese dancer and choreographer.
Amidst some popular areas of Brazzaville, Foundou shows one possible way to freedom. Conceived, shot and recorded in 48 hours in Brazzaville (Congo). An original poem written by Ronan Chéneau (Narrator : Ella Ganga, a Congolese dancer. The dialect used at times is Lari.) Director & Editor : Matthieu Maunier-Rossi (1st AD : Cléo Konongo). The river in the film is the River Congo, and Kinshasa can be spotted in the distance on the other bank. Titles : Sylvain Franchet. Mixing : Bridget O'Driscoll & Jérôme Wiciak
Imported from Brooklyn
Director, Josh Kapusinski, Producer, Douglass Davis
A celebration of world-renowned graphic designer and type master Antonio Di Spigna, and his 50-year career in design and teaching, and captures his early years in 1960s Brooklyn. It tells an important story about access to education, perseverance, and drive to achieve one's dreams.
The Wayward Cube
Director/Writer Maria T. Alvardo, Producer,Bolek Ryzinski, Original Score, Shiuan Chang.
In 2017, architect and artist Bolek Ryzinski created his first Art Space, a 12’ x 12’ x 9’ cube with twelve rotating, mirrored and painted panels that produce a kinetic, kaleidoscopic experience in New York. Wayward Cube presents the process of creating the Cube from conception to completion. The unveiling of the Cube was accompanied by music composed by award-winning composer Shiuan Chang, and the NY choral group Ekemeles Ensemble.
Director, Cinematographer, Andre Salerno, Producer, Music/Composer, Adam Scott, Narration, Tim Tango
The life and work of Ralph Albert Blakelock (1847–1919), one of America's most visionary artists, who was thought to be a mad genius, is brought to the forefront.
Experimental, Narrative 14:03
Director/Writer, Christine Paplexis, Producers, Sam Koji Hale, Heather Hensen. Six puppeteers and two key casts: Anil Margsahayam and Paplexix. Amaterasu" is based on an ancient Japanese tale about the sun goddess, Amaterasu, and her stormy relationship with her brother Susanowo. The sets and marionettes in this film are made of found objects.
Dance Narrative 11:36
Director/Writer, Lisa Le Lievre, Producers Katy Tiemann, Anna Laclerque, William Spafford, Daniel Emanuel
Key Cast, Sasha De Sola, Luke Ingham, Composer Gary Dworetsky, Choreographer, Dani Rowe. A series of men are lured to their destruction when they engage in a steamy tango with a seductive dance partner. With a lush musical score, Jazz Age costumes, and visually striking cinematography, this evocative short film uses the tango as a metaphor for life’s tempting interruptions.
Intermission--------------------10 Minutes------------------------ Intermission
UK and Spain
Director, Producers Jack Price and Alex Hylands-White.
Key Cast Francisco Del Rosario.
"A lone freediver escapes to another world underwater where his impossible dreams become reality."
The film is a labour of love for the filmmakers who worked in collaboration with underwater photographers The Ocean Brothers. The short film follows diver Francisco Del Rosario, who lives on the remote island of El Hierro in the Canary Islands.
Carrizo Plain, a Sense of Place
Director/Writer Jeff McLoughlin, Producer, Wilding Museum of Art, Elliot Lowndes, Dir of Photography.
Key Cast, Bill Dewey, Chris Chapman, John Iwerks.
Carrizo Plain - A Sense of Place is a cinematic journey into a remarkable remnant of early California — the Carrizo Plain National Monument. Explored through the eyes of three artists, Chris Chapman, John Iwerks, and Bill Dewey, the Carrizo Plain comes to life in this 32-minute documentary that reveals the special character of this hidden landscape. Through their personal sense of place, we discover what makes the Carrizo Plain National Monument and places like it so important for us all.
Director Richard James Allen
An existential disaster comedy, where a man in white-winged angel shoes awakes in infinite black to the strains of Liszt’s “Dance of the Dead”.
Waltz of Half Dream
Dance Experimental 10:00
Director Robin Bisio, Key Cast, Stephanie Miracle. Original Score, Jim Connolly.
A chimera of a dance film. Shot on a halcyon summer day at Ganna Walska Lotusland, the dancer is seen through the psychedelic eye of cinematographer Nik Blaskovich. Spinning and leaping her way across a great lawn, the water garden and a mysterious theater, she ends with a final leap into dreamy blue.
Dance, Experimental 03:57
Director Alisa Traskunov, Producer, Thomas Monsellato
Key Cast, Julia S Bengtsson, Composer, Phillip Danniel
A solo dance that shows the shifting of a colorless world to a world full of colors through dance and music. It’s mission is to inspire creativity.