By Madison Fisler Lewis
Nov. 4, 2014. The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts in Boone will host the Movies by Movers Film Festival starting on Nov. 7. The fifth annual event will start at 6 p.m. on Nov. 7, and continue on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Started by dance faculty member Cara Hagen five years ago, the dance festival celebrates human motion on film and in digital media. This year’s festival will include a variety of videos highlighting the work of established and student artists, read a release.
This year’s festival will feature a series of short documentaries called The Rhythm Project by Brynn Schiovitz that explore the relationship between rhythm and race. After the screening, attendees can enjoy a live virtual question and answer session with the filmmaker.
Admission to the events are free and attendees will have a chance to cast votes for the audience choice awards.
The schedule of screenings is as follows:
Friday, Nov. 7
- 6 p.m. – Opening reception
- 7 p.m. – Shorts program
- 8:30 p.m. – Movies by Movers Panel Discussion
Saturday, Nov. 8
- 11 a.m. – Shorts program
- 12:30 p.m. – Student program
- 2 p.m. – The Rhythm Prject and Skype Question and Answer session with Brynn Schiovitz, filmmaker
The shorts presentation includes Aceno, by Shumpei Nemoto; Alone? In the Theatre!, by Max Zachrisson; Antechamber, by Josh Thompson; Deracinement, by Francis Binet; Gaia, by Erin Stokes and Nick Graalman; Juck, by Emelie Enlund; Knock, by Nathan Smith; Nearby Far, by Mary Fitzgerald; Places Between, by Angela Conte and Sarah Poekert; That Man, by Julie Tomaino; and Water Theory, by Marshall King.
The student program competition will feature Adrift, by Amber Schmessing; Confessions of a Lacking Pursuit, by Maggie Bailey; Elephant, by Simona Sukyte; Enchanted Alliance, by Ellen Oliver; Flow, by Florence Freitag; Hexis – Exploring Aesthetic Robotic Movement, by Carmen Aguilar and Wedge; Inmotion, by Simon Bauchs; On/Off, by Juliette Machado; Still Light, by Andrea Ward; Tales of Us/Norwegian Woods, by Ane Iselin Brogeland; To This Day, by Wesley McIntyre and Your Body and Its Bones, by Alex Brush.
For more information about this event, click here.