Date: 01/30/2015 - 02/03/2015
Time: All Day
Taking place January 30 – February 3, the dance-centric film festival returns to the Film Society for the 19th consecutive year with a world-class array of narrative, documentary, and experimental features and shorts, including U.S. and New York premieres.
The festival honors ballet and contemporary dance personalities in film, while also demonstrating dance’s capacity to change lives. The festival opens with the U.S. Premiere of Girlchild Diary, which offers an intimate look at Meredith Monk, a daring composer, singer, filmmaker, choreographer, and director who this year is celebrating her 50th season of creating and performing work in New York. The festival closes with Richard Raymond’s searing Desert Dancer, a dramatic feature set against the 2009 riots against the Iranian regime, based on the true story of Afshin Ghaffarian, who dreamed of being a dancer despite a government ban and formed an underground dance group. The film stars Freida Pinto, Reece Ritchie, and Tom Cullen and is choreographed by Akram Khan, who created the opening ceremonies of the recent London Olympic Games.
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