San Francisco Dance Film Festival celebrates its landmark 10th anniversary! Celebrating a decade of reframing dance, the 2019 festival will run November 2-10 at venues across San Francisco, and include over 120 films featuring both North American and world premieres. With documentaries, live performance captures from the world's greatest stages, shorts, panels, and live performances, the festival is organized into 30 varied programs.
Director: Susanna Barranco
Choreographer: Sol Picó
Spain, 2018, Runtime: 80 minutes
Sol Picó, from the dancer under the spotlight to her reality behind the scenes
The documentary is a portrait of the career of a famous Catalan dancer and choreographer, Sol Picó. Her work is characterized by showing a strong and brave woman who is not afraid of showing her weaknesses. The film also zooms in on the artist’s more personal side: the difficulties of growing up as a dancer, the difficulties of artistic creation and how to confront her career after turning 50.
Director: Marta Romero Coll
Choreographers: José Manuel Álvarez, Claudio Rojas
Spain, 2017, Runtime: 0:03:58
Gold and blood, the beginning and the feint, live or die, create or destroy
The figure of the indigenous and the conqueror are reunited in an island of the future to change history through the recognition of the other and the value of joint creation.
Director: Derek Pedros
Spain, 2016, Runtime: 3:46
From performing arts to acrobatic dance scenes, Derek Pedros’ video is an audiovisual masterpiece.
Barcelona based filmmaker and photographer Derek Pedros has directed this dance video with Iron Skulls Co, a group of people who share their different preferences and experiences through dance.Music by Douglas Dare and Moby.
November 10, 2019 12:00 pm
Brava Theater Center
Family Friendly Programming
As a teaser for Dance Film SF’s launch of a new family dance film festival in March 2020, the festival will present a matinee program of short animated and live action dance films for young audiences.
Followed by a live performance by local kids aged 7-15 from the Nitty Dupree Studio of Dance.
Directors: Ana Arjol, Claudia Serarols
Choreographer: Gerard López
Spain, 2015, Runtime: 3:36
During the daily soccer match of the kids on the playground, everybody is waiting anxiously for the ball. But when it’s Gerard ́s turn, other abilities come to light.
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