This trio of films employs experimentation and hybridity to forge new ground in telling BIPOC stories. Through fiction, documentary, and dance they reveal rich portraits of communities.
Fri, Apr 29 at 5:45 PM
Short Film 1: Listen to the Beat of Our Images
Short Film 2: The Door of Return
Mid-Length Film: Mud Water
Listen to the Beat of Our Images
When France built the Guiana Space Centre in Kourou, French Guiana, to the Guianese people, it felt like an invasion.
(Audrey Jean-Baptiste, Maxime Jean-Baptiste, France/French Guiana 2020, 16 min)
The Door of Return
In a future free of persecution, a Black woman prepares to return to 2020.
(Kokutekeleza Musebeni, Anna Zhukovets, Germany 2021, 30 min)
Guests from Mud Water, The Door of Return, and Listen to the Beat of Our Images are expected to attend.
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Legend and reality mingle across the Bay Area landscape, as a young turf dancer searches for his shadow. The myth exerts an ever deepening hold, even as a battle with a rival dance crew approaches and his friends need him to compete. Mud Water blends folklore, naturalism, and dance in a story of friendship tested and studded through with ethereal turf performances, a dance style originated in Oakland.
My-Linh Le does not just make films about dancers, she is also a choreographer and competitive freestyle dancer with an MFA in Dance from Arizona State University, part of Playboyz Inc. Popping crew, and she has danced for an array of artists, including Sanford Biggers and Kendrick Lamar. She studied performance art and activism at UCLA before getting her law degree at UC Davis. While practicing environmental law first in San Francisco and then in Oakland, she started and developed the turf dance project, Mud Water Theatre, that inspired her film.
Director My-Linh Le
Executive Producer Mosaic America
Producer Elijah Guess, My-Linh Le
Writer My-Linh Le
Editor Reynolds Barmey
Cinematographer Elijah Guess
Music Adele Etheridge Woodson
Cast Phillip Mays, Xavier Days, Arthur V. Gardner
Print Source Studiousmylinh0116@gmail.com
Closed Captions Closed captions are not available for this screening.
Audio Description Audio description is not available for this screening.
American Sign Language (ASL) Interpretation American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation is not currently scheduled for this event. For more information about ASL interpretation at our events, e-mail ADA@SFFilm.org.