Q&A with Tom Moore, Tito Gaona, Chela Gaona, and Richie Gaona · New York Premiere
This fascinating look at the world of the flying trapeze centers on one of its greatest acts of all time, The Flying Gaonas. First performing on a trampoline, the Gaonas went on to become a star attraction for the best circuses in the world, including Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey. Director Tom Moore brings their story to life through interviews with family members and colorful archival material gleaned from a variety of sources. The Gaonas light up the screen with their charismatic personalities as we see them pass the torch on to new generations through teaching and coaching.
Love Songs for Robots
Chris Lavis & Maciek Szczerbowski, Canada, 2015, digital projection, 4m
Inspired by the ballet and sculpture of avant-garde artist Oskar Schlemmer, and featuring performances and choreography by Mistaya Hemingway (La La La Human Steps), Love Songs for Robots is an attempt to create the sort of film Martians might make for humans. New York Premiere