2018 Flatlands Dance Film Festival

August 31

Pre-Festival Screening

Lil Buck with Icons of Modern Art

Feature Film

If the Dancer Dances

Merce Cunningham CentennialIf the Dancer Dances invites viewers into the intimate world of the dance studio, where three former members of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company teach Cunningham's 1968 RainForest to the Stephen Petronio Company. One of this generation's leading modern dance choreographers, Stephen is determined to help his dancers breathe new life into this great work. Timed to coincide with Cunningham's centenary, the film throws light on the mysteries of dance-making, as it reveals what it takes to keep a dance alive.

September 1

Short Films Program

Adjudicators: Jerry Carden, Lisa Dixon, Fabiola Elias

Selected films not in program order:

9241 (Spain), Akasha (Switzerland), All about You (USA), Benjamin's Brother-Room 505 (Israel), Between the Lines (Canada), Competing for Sunlight: Ash (Austria), Elemental (USA), Flock Together (USA), Folds (Brazil), Islander (Kai Schumacher—A New Error) (Canada), Shift (Hungary), Solus (Denmark), The Good Christian (USA), The Sun Is God (UK), Tongue Tied Shrews (USA)