This year’s crop of short films is particularly diverse: from dances inspired by Stephen Sondheim and created for the iPhone, to complex stories that unfold through choreography designed to heighten narrative tension. This program demonstrates that there is no shortage of imagination among the filmmakers who seek to explore dance’s relationship to film.

A Juice Box Afternoon
Lily Baldwin, USA, 2014, DCP, 8m

Through her own writing, Anne Morrow Lindbergh comes of age, meets Charles Lindbergh, and experiences flight in more ways than one. The first in a new series entitled “The Paperback Movie Project.”

A Tap Dance on the Pier
Geoffrey Goldberg, USA, 2014, DCP, 2m

A Tap Dance on the Pier introduces the “tap stalker,” a man who finds unsuspecting people and dances with them. World Premiere

Daphna Mero, Israel, 2012, DCP, 13m

A female laundry worker desperately attempts to abort the fruit of a violent encounter. When the consequences of her action are revealed, her repressed memories reemerge.

Dancing Sondheim (selections “Children and Art” & “Every Day a Little Death”)
Richard Daniels, USA, 2014, DCP, 7m

Charting new territory in bringing dance to a wider audience, choreographer Richard Daniels, the creator and producer of “Dances for an iPhone,” continues his pioneering work for the small screen with a new collection of dances created for his iPhone and iPad app. We present two selections from the Dancing Sondheim series: “Children and Art” with Carmen de Lavallade and “Every Day a Little Death” with Deborah Jowitt. World Premiere

Well Contested Sites
Amie Dowling, USA, 2012, DCP, 13m

Developed and shot on Alcatraz Island, this film explores the issue of mass incarceration and the complex experience faced by the incarcerated.

Thomas Pollard & Nathan Smith, Australia, 2013, DCP, 6m

A man sits alone in a room. Three boys entertain each other with scary stories during a sleepover. The narrative gains momentum as a link becomes apparent between a fictional man’s life in solitude and the future of one boy’s reality.

Vanishing Points
Marites Carino, Canada, 2014, DCP, 9m

Like two molecules unknowingly affecting each other in space and briefly crossing paths, conceptual hip-hop dancers collide and share fleeting moments of intimate synchronicity on the streets of Montreal.

Danielle Kipnis, USA, 2014, DCP, 6m
<br />Graffiti-painted dancers move through the private and public domains of New York City.

Martin & Facundo Lombard, USA, 2014, DCP, 4m

A powerful new piece from the Lombard Twins, a “Dance Scene” set to music by Astor Piazzolla. World Premiere

Joey De Guzman, New Zealand, 2014, DCP, 6m

A dark, poetic dance film depicting a girl’s obsession with a butterfly. U.S. Premiere

Shantala Pèpe, Belgium/UK, 2014, DCP, 7m

A man and a woman share a suspended moment of intimacy sitting before a vast ocean. U.S. Premiere