Long Legs Short Films

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Fri, 06/19/2015 - 7:00pm
DCTV, 87 Lafayette St, NYC

Doors 6:30. No admittance after 7:30

After our first wildly successful DCTV Presents Long Legs Short Films with Dance Films Association back in November, DCTV and DFA come together again to present another evening of moving moving image. Via new short films of various genres, we invite you to watch dance through a different lens, witnessing its transformation when moved from stage to screen. Many of the filmmakers will be in attendance and join us for a post-screening Q&A.

The Films

1050.6(c) (Scott Carthy | USA, 2014, 6:59)
In the midst of an urgent and alienating reform are New York City’s renowned subway car performers.

3 Day Weekend (Jamie Benson | USA, 2014, 1:00)
Dance outbreak cures mass boredom.

Akasha (Evan DeRushie and Hercinia Arts Collective | Canada, 2012, 1:25)
Akasha is the Sanskrit word for “aether," said to embody the four elements of earth, air, fire and water. This film uses the expressive movements of aerial and dance to explore one woman’s connection to the elements around her.

Confessions of a Lacking Pursuit (Maggie Bailey | USA, 2014, 2:00)
Narrated by Sylvia Plath's recitation of "The Applicant," a dehumanized woman uses movement to stand strong against the lacking pursuit of her suitor.

Dance of the Neurons (Jody Oberfelder and Eric Siegel | USA, 2015, 4:34)
24 dancers embody the birth of neurons, activating the brain/body. Created in consultation with leading neuroscientists.

Dirty (Sarah Dahnke | USA, 2013, 1:55)
A duet between woman and dirt.

DISCOTROPIC (Matt Burke and Lauryn Siegel | USA, 2015, 15:00)
niv Acosta explores the relationship between science fiction, disco, astrophysics, and the black American experience through live performance.

Fearless Spring Experiment (Elisa Quero and Jose Dao | USA, 2015, 3:50)
A Queer Venezuelan journeys through Williamsburg, Brooklyn experimenting with the body in this improvisation shot and edited in 24 hours.

kym and laurel (Laura Bartczak | USA, 2014, 3:31)
kym and laurel is a super 8mm film exploring personal narratives through body language. Featuring Laurel Atwell and Kym Chambers. Silent.

Park Avenue...shit; I'm still only in Park Avenue... Every time I think I'm gonna wake up back in the jungle (Gerard & Kelly | USA, 2010, 9:00)
Park Avenue...shit... is a reverie and revision at the intersection of public and military space. Courtesy of the artists and Kate Werble Gallery, New York.

Portraiture (Elizabeth Fletcher | USA, 2015, 5:07)
It's not just pointe and shoot. Portraiture shows what it takes to get good, unique head shots.

Remembering in the Future (Josiah Cuneo | USA, 2015, 3:14)
Movement becomes imaginary as the internal feelings of beachgoer slowly unfold.

SajakThor (Chris Rogy | Cambodia, 2014, 7:00)
SajakThor engages with a violent political landscape that has remained challenging in Cambodia ever since the country’s last election, depicting the Apsara dancer as peacemaker.

We're Animals! We're Connected! (Fritz Donnelly | USA, 2015, 4:59)
Are you online but not connected? Are you an animal? Are you walking here? We got this one and with you, we'd like to get the next one!

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$6 / DCTV + DFA Members
$10 / General
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Dance Films Association (DFA) builds upon founder Susan Braun’s vision by acting as the catalyst for the production, presentation, and preservation of dance on camera. Today, DFA serves the global dance film community by providing membership opportunities, connecting artists and organizations, fostering new works for new audiences, and sharing essential resources. Programs range from screening series including the Dance on Camera Festival co-presented with the Film Society of Lincoln Center and educational opportunities including Dance Film Lab composed of master classes, panel discussions, and moderated screening.

Founded in 1972, DCTV is an established media arts resource for NYC’s independent filmmaking community, providing affordable workshops, production equipment rentals, post-production facilities, a signature screening series, renowned youth programming, and more – all under the same roof as its award-winning documentary production house. DCTV is also the soon-to-be home of the first US documentary-only cinema! DCTV Presents is DCTV's signature screening and event series that highlights innovative and provocative work from the independent filmmaking community. From screening films by emerging artists to hosting master classes led by renowned groundbreakers in the industry, each event offers the public a unique and inclusive opportunity to share, support and embrace truly independent art.

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