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Mud Water at SFFILM Festival
April 29, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm$18
Mud Water Theatre was officially selected to screen at the 65th San Francisco International Film Festival (SFFILM Festival), the longest running film festival in the Americas.
The entire evening consists of a trio of films employing experimentation and hybridity to forge new ground in telling BIPOC stories. Through fiction, documentary, and dance they reveal rich portraits of communities.
The main film, Mud Water is a hybrid screen-dance and narrative short film that follows a man in search of his shadow, and a crew of turf dancers whose friendship is tested as they prepare for an upcoming battle.
Director, My-Linh Le does not just make films about dancers, she is also a choreographer and competitive freestyle dancer with an MFA in Dance from Arizona State University, part of Playboyz Inc. Popping crew, and she has danced for an array of artists, including Sanford Biggers and Kendrick Lamar.
She studied performance art and activism at UCLA before getting her law degree at UC Davis. While practicing environmental law first in San Francisco and then in Oakland, she started and developed the turf dance project, Mud Water Theatre, that inspired her film.