2017 Film Festival Schedule

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Opening night international shorts
Thursday, April 20

8:00pm at Royce Hall, UCLA, Westwood; $12

Live Performance by The Seaweed Sisters

Percecuta, dir. and chor. Lombard Twins
Wake, dir. Katherine Macnaughton; chor. Ashley Werhun
Life in Color, dir. and chor. Wade Robson and Tyce Diorio
Open, dir. Lindsay Gauthier and Dana Genshaft
Move On, dir. Yasuaki Fujinami
Jonah, dir. Andrew Michael Ellis
Moving Southwark, dir. Jevan Chowdhury
Moonlight, dir. Anna Rose Holmer; chor. Robert Battle
Instrinsic Moral Evil, dir. Harm Weistra; chor. Fernando Domínguez Rincón
Let’s Dance!, dir. Allison Beda; chor. Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg
Ready to Surrender, dir. and filmed by Maceo Frost; chor. Mari Carrasco
Geometrie Variable, chor. and concept by Sadeck Berrabah and Ammar Benbouzid

and more...

Tickets available for purchase at box office

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A Celebration of UCLA Dance: 1962–2017
Friday, April 21

Allegra Fuller Snyder (’67) Film Screenings and Q&A
6:30pm–7:30pm, Fowler Museum, UCLA, Westwood; Free

Honoring the Legacy of the Six Extraordinary Female Founders of UCLA Dance and Outdoor Reception Celebrating the Present with Short Dance Film Screenings from Current UCLA Dance Faculty
8pm–10pm, Glorya Kaufman Hall, UCLA, Westwood; $15

Honorees: Elsie Dunin, Pia Gilbert, Alma Hawkins, Carol Scothorn, Doris Siegel, Allegra Fuller Snyder
Performances and Readings: Allegra Fuller Snyder, Linda Gold, Lula Washington, Sophiline Cheam-Shapiro, Jackie Lopez
Reception and Short Film Screenings: Kyle Abraham & Carrie Schneider, Lionel Popkins, Victoria Marks, David Roussève, Cheng-Chieh Yu 

Featured Documentaries
Saturday, April 22 (day)

Noon–5:00pm, Fowler Museum, UCLA, Westwood; $12

A Man of Dance, dir. Marie Brodeur; the story of living legend Vincent Warren, American-born star dancer of Montreal’s Les Grands Ballets Canadiens; with short film See/Obey by Jouka Valkama and Susanna Leinonen
Bill T. Jones, dir. Vincent Kay; Bill T. Jones assists dance students at CSULB in their production of his controversial staging of Flannery O’Connor’s The Artifical N*****; with short film Dance for Life by Ella Cooper
Storyboard P, a stranger in Sweden, dir. Mattew D’Arcy; chronicles Storyboard’s early steps towards international stardom; with short film Ghost Story by Sarah Elgart, Q&A with Sarah Elgart

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West Coast Premiere: In the Steps of Trisha Brown, & CalArts Emerging Artists Awards
Saturday, April 22 (Evening)

7:00pm, Fowler Museum, UCLA, Westwood; $12

A film by Marie-Hélène Rebois, featuring Lisa Kraus, Carolyn Lucas & the dancers of the National Paris Opera Ballet

Choreographer Trisha Brown revolutionized the world of contemporary dance. Now, her seminal 1979 work Glacial Decoy, with costumes and projected slides by the similarly risk-taking artist Robert Rauschenberg, is coming to Paris, performed by a new generation of dancers. In the Steps of Trisha Brown takes us behind the scenes in the weeks leading up to the first performance by the National Opera Ballet of Paris. 

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Family Day, Animated & Humorous Dance Films & Flipbook Workshop
SUNDAY, April 23 

1:00pm, Fowler Museum, UCLA, Westwood; $12

Dancin the Camera, dir. Pieter-Rim de Kroon and Marije Nie
349, dir. Kristen Shaeffer
Little Dreams, dir. Wilkie Branson
Fawn, dir. Holly Ashton
Ceci n’est pas Magritte, dir. Ivan Skorik
Beyond Perfection, dir. pei-hsuan Li
No Deal, dir. Devin Jamieson, chor. Jillian Meyers
Inheriting a Legacy, dir. Carmen Roman

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Special Screening: Mr. Gaga
SUNDAY, April 23 

3:00pm, Fowler Museum, UCLA, Westwood; $12

Mr. Gaga, dir. Tomer Heymann; documentary film about renowned Israeli choreographer and artistic director of Batsheva Dance Company, Ohad Naharin, who had a major influence of modern dance with his own movement language, Gaga 

To the Sea: Dance Concerts
Saturday & SUNDAY, April 29/30 

6:00pm Sunset Performances and Film Screening, Santa Monica Pier; FREE
Jacob Jonas The Company, 7 Fingers, Seaweed Sisters and Tony Testa

Sunset Performance and post-sunset Shorts Film Screening:
Grey by Jacob Jonas
Rebellion & Johannesburg by Leila El-Kayem and Jessica Nupen

And more…