San Francisco Dance Film Festival partners with UCSF/Reel Abilities and its Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science to present the documentary film Enter the Faun. An unlikely collaboration between a veteran choreographer and a young actor with cerebral palsy delivers astonishing proof that everyone is capable of transformation. As choreographer Tamar Rogoff trains Gregg Mozgala to dance in her performance, the two discover that her lack of formal medical training and his fears and physical limitations are not obstacles but the impetus for her choreography and their unprecedented discoveries. Rogoff and Mozgala will be joined immediately after the screening by dance therapist, Anne Krantz, Ph.D., BG-DMT and Dr. Kimberly Topp, Ph.D., PT, UCSF’s Chair of Physical Therapy for a discussion and Q&A. Thu, Oct 12, 4pm. FREE – The workshop is limited to the first forty guests. Room# 209.
San Francisco Dance Film Festival (SFDFF) announces its 2017 selections for the 8th annual festival, featuring over 90 dance films from the Bay Area and around the world, running Thursday, October 19 through Sunday, October 22 across four venues. Along with screenings, the full festival will include opening and closing receptions, post-screening Q&As with filmmakers, brief live performances, and special presentations. In addition, for the first time this year, SFDFF will present an exhibition of VR 360 films where participants in headsets can virtually step inside the dances of Paul Taylor, relive the history of Cuban dance, and more. Also new on the bill is a dedicated venue for live performance captures, bringing important new works from Europe to San Francisco for the first time. An exciting collaboration with Catharine Clark Gallery will extend the festival with an exhibition of art/experimental films running from September 9 through October 28, 2017. The festival will wrap up with a celebration of Bay Area artists, including screenings of local shorts and the premieres of two new films from SFDFF’s annual filmmaking project, the Co-Laboratory. The closing program will culminate in an awards ceremony featuring, for the first time, cash prizes in eight categories.
For the best value, buy a Festival Pass and gain access to all screenings during the festival.
Patron Festival Pass: $225 (access to all screenings during the festival).
Complete information is available at sfdancefilmfest.org
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