Bodies in Motion 2020

Director(s):
Country: Multi-national
Language: English or no dialogue
Animation, Multiple Film Types | 2019 | 77 min
Recommended for ages 10+ (Parental Guidance: 10+)

Bodies in Motion 2020
People express so much through their body language. Sometimes it’s planned like a dance, other times it’s a spontaneous reaction to an environment, or a protest to an injustice done. Be warned that after watching these films you might be inspired to “speak” a different body language. This reel includes a dance in remembrance of a father, spontaneous circus acts in beautiful Ethiopian vistas and animated figures street dancing with real people hoping to survive.
Multi-national / in English, no dialog or with English subtitles / 77 min / Ages 10+ (one animation depicts urban street violence)

Film lineup is subject to change without notice.

Competing for Sunlight: ASH
An inspiring dance between two people to a contemplative Tom Waits song under a canopy of ash trees.
Austria, 2018 / in English / Dagmar Dachauer / 5 min / Live Action.

Yikásdáhí- Awaits the Dawn
A story inspired by a Navajo legend on how, at the beginning of time, the stars were “placed” in the sky.
Argentina, 2018 / no dialogue / Gabriela Clar / 7.5 min / Animation.

End of the Block
End of the Block is a film that combines live dance with stickman animation to create a very compelling piece that illustrates the harsh realities of those who stay versus those who leave a neighborhood of crime and danger.
UK, 2013 / in Portgugese / Kyle Stevenson / 5 min / Live Action-Animation.

Becolored
Our life is made of colors that live in harmony or in contrast with their opposites but always in a system of mutual balance like musical notes.
Italy, 2019 / no dialogue / Maurizio Forestieri / 4.5 min / Animation.

Circus Movements
With the magnificent landscapes of Ethiopia as a backdrop, incredible small circus acts break out in random places. These scenes provide the viewer of both how stunningly beautiful this country really is and of the creative joy of the people living there.
Portugal-Ethiopia, 2019 / no dialogue / Lukas Berger, Mário Gajo de Carvalho / 15 min / Documentary.

The Typewriter
A young typist daydreams of her future filled with ballet.
Netherlands, 2018 / no dialogue / Evelyne du Bois / 1.5 min / Animation.

Muedra
In a desert-scape a strange transformative creature is always on the move to survive another day.

People express so much through their body language. Sometimes it’s planned like a dance, other times it’s a spontaneous reaction to an environment, or a protest to an injustice done. Be warned that after watching these films you might be inspired to “speak” a different body language. This reel includes a dance in remembrance of a father, spontaneous circus acts in beautiful Ethiopian vistas and animated figures street dancing with real people hoping to survive.

Spain, 2019 / no dialogue / Cesar Díaz Meléndez / 9 min / Animation.

The Juggler
An animated documentary about street jugglers who bring color to the monotonous day of the big cities.
Brazil, 2018 / in Portuguese with English subtitles / Iuri Moreno / 11 min / Animated Documentary.

1 Mètre/Heure
On an airplane wing, a company of snails performs a wonderfully slippery choreography…
France, 2018 / no dialogue / Nicolas Deveaux / 8.5 min / Animation.

Work Out
A successful gym training session is all about maintaining a good rhythm.
UK, 2017 / no dialogue / Joe Wood / 2 min / Animation.

Turbopéra
In a fish shop, once night falls, two soloists interpret with great emotion Verdi’s Traviata offering us a really fancy choreography.
France, 2018 / in Italian / Antoine Marchand, Fabien Meyran, Paul-Eugène Dannaud and Benoit de Geyer d’Orth / 2 min / Animation.

Multi-national  / in English, no dialog or with English subtitles / 77 min / Ages 10+ (one animation depicts urban street violence)

Film lineup is subject to change without notice.

Competing for Sunlight: ASH

An inspiring dance between two people to a contemplative Tom Waits song under a canopy of ash trees. 

Austria, 2018 / in English  / Dagmar Dachauer / 5 min / Live Action.

 

Yikásdáhí- Awaits the Dawn 

A story inspired by a Navajo legend on how, at the beginning of time, the stars were “placed” in the sky.

Argentina, 2018 / no dialogue  / Gabriela Clar / 7.5 min / Animation.

 

End of the Block

End of the Block is a film that combines live dance with stickman animation to create a very compelling piece that illustrates the harsh realities of those who stay versus those who leave a neighborhood of crime and danger. 

UK, 2013 / in Portgugese  / Kyle Stevenson / 5 min / Live Action-Animation.

 

 

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