2022 San Francisco Dance Film Festival

Screendance II: Surreal & Real | 2022 San Francisco Dance Film Festival

Expired December 1, 2022 8:15 AM
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In this collection of mid-length works, surreal narratives and dreamlike encounters are punctuated by unexpected moments and many quirky characters along the way. In the well titled A Perpetual State of What the F#@k!!?? (Australia, 2021), wandering children attempt to confront the sometimes ridiculous negligence of the generation before them. In Rekonstruktio (Finland, 2021), two old school friends revisit their past in a playful film where the retro architectural setting and quirky sound design make the viewer want to be a part of their world.

Seen through the eyes of a child, this is a film made like a dream - a dream we are all in. It’s a dream of our future, blurred and indistinct, seen through a glass windshield that is windswept by sand and hidden beneath the waves. Two children scavenge the carcass of a world decimated by negligence and come across the leftovers of the past, buried in the sand but still moving towards an end that’s out of sight. Award winning companies Jerrycan Films and The Farm (dance theatre) bring a uniquely physical and visceral aesthetic to the screen with sweeping imagery that asks all of us to remember what keeps us together when it all falls apart.

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  • Runtime
    9:21 minutes
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  • Note
    Choreographer: Gavin Webber
  • Director
    Mick Angus, Gavin Webber