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Friday 8th November, 18.00, Filmhouse

Dir: Max Mannix & John Radel, 2008, 1h 50mins, Korea/Singapore

In English and Korean with subtitles

Hyuk Jang, Fann Wong, Jason Scott Lee

A modern day tale of love, passion, courage and hope, with the demanding and visually stunning disciplines of ballroom dancing and martial arts woven into the plot. Martial arts champion Cheng's relationship with Emi is threatened by the arrival of country boy Tae as she takes on the role of his dance mentor. Soon, student and mentor develop feelings for each other, leading to a showdown that will resolve the passionate love triangle.

Published in Feature Film Programme

Tuesday 15th November, 20.30, Cineworld, £6.90 + 80p for 3D glasses, BOOK ONLINE HERE

Dir: Wim Wenders, 2011, Germany, 100 mins, PG

Another opportunity to catch Wim Wenders’ groundbreaking 3D tribute to the great German choreographer Pina Bausch. Wenders takes the audience on a sensual and visually stunning journey of discovery into a new dimension.

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Saturday 9th November, 16.00, Filmhouse

Dance documentaries about the creative process usually take a formulaic approach. Introduce the company/artist, watch them create a piece, experience the trials and tribulation in the run up to the final performance (which you end up not seeing). Movement One is about a company making a dance film and uniquely, you see the full dance film at the end. And Ponydance The Movie? It’s pretty much the same, just not so serious….


Published in Feature Film Programme


Monday 14th November, 18.15 Filmhouse, £7.50 (£5.50), BOOK ONLINE NOW

Dir: Bob Hercules & Gordon Quinn, 2011, USA. 90 mins, PG

A Good Man follows internationally acclaimed director/choreographer Bill T. Jones for two tumultuous years, as he tackles the most ambitious work of his career, an original dance-theatre piece in honour of Abraham Lincoln's Bicentennial. This is fascinating insight into the creative process of a choreographer, as he struggles with conflicting emotions about the subject of the piece. Director Gordon Quinn will be in Edinburgh to introduce the screening and hold a Q&A after the film.

Listen here to Gareth Vile's interview with director, Gordon Quinn, on Vile Arts Radio Hour on Subcity Radio.

Published in Films

Sunday 13th November, 15.30, Cameo, £7.30 (£5.80), BOOK ONLINE NOW

Dir: Alex Reuben, 2011, UK, 60 mins, PG


Following on from his acclaimed Routes: Dancing to New Orleans (2008, screened at DANCE:FILM 09), Alex Reuben brings NEWSREEL 1 to Cameo and DANCE:FILM 11. Newsreel 1 is London turned inside out. A treasure hunt navigated by dance, sound, rivers and improvisation. Produced with the tight turnaround that digital production allows, the film is created right up to the moment of projection. Cultural, social and political events are filmed by Reuben – the motion of marching bodies, improvised music, dance and live art - to create vibrant, life-affirming cinema. Check out Telegraph review

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Friday 18th November, 18.20, Filmhouse, £7.50 (£5.50), BOOK ONLINE NOW

Dir: Ron Honsa, 2011, USA, 75 mins, PG

Never Stand Still explores why dance matters - to those who create and perform it and to those who watch it. This documentary tells the remarkable story of how an abandoned Massachusetts farm evolved into a nexus for dance throughout the world. Its unlikely purchase by choreographer Ted Shawn during the Great Depression allowed this secluded site to become the internationally renowned Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival. Through candid conversations with world-class choreographers and dancers, thrilling performances, backstage access, and rare footage from the Pillow's Archives, Never Stand Still immerses the viewer in this most ephemeral of art forms, celebrating not only its value to our culture but to our lives. www.neverstandstillfilm.com

Director Ron Honsa will be introducing the film by Skype.

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Thursday 7th November, 20.30, Inspace

Dance film or screendance works range from the experimental to the ambitiously cinematic and no other form represents this diversity more so than short films.

This event will include three programmes of short films from all over the globe representing the best of dance on screen works submitted to DANCE:FILMthis year.

The Dance for Camera programme consists of films featuring dance/movement specifically choreographed for the camera.

The Dance with Camera programme consists of films where the camera and the filmic/video medium itself plays an integral role in the dance/movement.

The Is It Dance? programme encompasses films of a more experimental edge that would challenge the notion of dance and choreography.

Published in Shorts

Saturday 9th November 2013, 20.45, Filmhouse

Dir: Sam Firstenberg, 1984, 1h 34mins, USA

Lucinda Dickey, Adolfo 'Shabba-Doo' Quinones, Michael ‘Boogaloo Shrimp’ Chambers

An 80s classic bringing breakdancing to the screen. Join Kelly, Ozone and Turbo as they try to stop a property developer from destroying their community centre with the power of dance! With its outrageous fashion and hairstyles, this takes you right back..

Published in Feature Film Programme

Sunday 13th November, 18.00, Filmhouse, £7.50 (£5.50), BOOK ONLINE NOW

Dir: Fabian Kimoto, 2010, Switzerland, 75 mins, PG

You have to give up your old life before you can begin a new one” Eight members of the Roc Kidz Crew, one of the most authentic hip hop crews on the circuit, uproot their lives and embark on a tour through the south of Europe that promises neither profit nor fame bringing dance to the masses. A journey full of surprises and positive encounters: with their love of dance, music and freedom, the Roc Kidz Crew radiate a pure zest for life that crosses all borders.

Director Fabian Kimoto will be introducing the film by Skype

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Saturday 19th November 2011, 23.00, Cameo, BOOK ONLINE NOW

Dir: Herbert Ross, 1984, 107mins, USA

Edinburgh wasn't quite ready for an all nighter of cheesy 80s dance films so we've decided to focus our closing event to one film instead, the awesome original Footloose with the legendary Kevin Bacon. When big city boy Ren (Bacon) arrives in small town Bomont, he discovers that dancing and rock and roll are banned... so guess what, rebellion ensues! Great tunes and fabulous dance makes this one of the trio of unforgettable 80s dance classics (along with Flashdance and Dirty Dancing!). We'll still have a performance from the fabulous Footloose performance group from Dance Base and a costume competition and cocktails!

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About us

DANCE:FILM is Scotland's premier dance film festival in the beautiful capital city of Edinburgh. It is organised by Dance Film HQ Ltd a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in Scotland, SC401538 *the company ceased trading in Feb 2014 and was unregistered in May 2014*

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