JULY 27, 5:30PM
USA / Dance / 3 minutes
Director/Writer: Farbod Khoshtinat
Producer: Taraneh Golozar
Cast: Cena Bean
/nərv/ a person's steadiness, courage, and sense of purpose when facing a demanding situation.
USA / Dance Experimental / 8 minutes
Director/Writer: Justin Daashuur Hopkins, Elliott Sellers
Producer: Justin Daashuur Hopkins, Elliott Sellers
Cast: Matthew Gibbs, Rauf Yasit
A young man, navigates feelings of isolation and creative stagnancy, while pushing his body and mind to the limit. His growing anxiety haunts his dreams as he becomes lost in a loop of multi-dimensional paranoia, while attempting to perfect his craft and find his creative identity.
USA / Dance / 4 minutes
Director/Writer: Christopher Malcolm
Producer: Christopher Malcolm
Cast: Brandon Claybon, Gakenia Muigai
Two lovelorn neighbors are perfect for one another. If only they knew that they other person existed. Can one magical dance bring them together?
USA / Drama / 12 minutes
Director/Writer: Vanessa Beletic
Producer: Natalie Matozzi
Cast: Destiny Freidin, Justin Porter, Brian Drake
Destiny has been told since childhood she has seizures when she dances. An unexplained phenomena that’s resulted in deep fear and her refusal to dance- despite being drawn to it. What she doesn’t know, is that she has an ancient ability - a birthright of the Haitian women in her lineage going back for ages.
Don't You Go Nowhere
USA / Drama / 8 minutes
Director/Writer: Bryan Poyser
Producer: Jon Michael Simpson, V. Marc Fort, Cameron Malone, Dwayne Washington
Cast: Mac Mcintosh, Taméca Jones
A jazz dynamo belts his way through his weekly set until he makes an unexpected connection with an audience member in this short film about the power of music over memory.
USA / Dance / 8 minutes
Director/Writer: Brian James Crewe
Producer: Matt Keil, Brian James Crewe
Cast: Jennifer Berry, Claudio Predieri, Ella, Rebecca Bartlett, Blythe Kala
A passionate Argentine Tango dance fantasy featuring a woman exploring the sensual and dangerous possibilities presented by a potential new lover.
When We Dance
USA / Dance Documentary / 30 minutes
Director: Nick Waters
Producer: Nick Waters
Cast: Karina Smirnoff
On February 24, 2022 Vladimir Putin and his Russian army invaded Ukraine, beginning an ongoing conflict that has cost thousands of lives and created ripple effects throughout the world - particularly in the international competitive ballroom dancing community. Composed significantly of Ukrainian and Russian dancers, the world of top elite dancers has been thrown into turmoil from the war.
Nicholas Brothers: Stormy Weather
USA / Dance Documentary / 20 minutes
Director: Michael Shevloff
Writer: Heather Ross
Producer: Alison Taupier, Paul Crowder, Michael Shevloff
Cast: Harold Nicholas, Fayard Nicholas, Laurent Bourgeois, Larry Bourgeois, Savion Glover
In the 1940s, virtuoso tap dancing duo the Nicholas Brothers performed a dance routine so beautiful, so athletic, so SEMINAL, it prefigured hip hop dance by 3 decades. Contemporary dancers Les Twins, inspired by their story, bring this iconic routine out of the shadows, creating a modern incarnation of the groundbreaking original.