Dance Film Salon: Another Telepathic Thing
(Jonathan Demme, United States, 2015)
Work-in-progress screening at 3:30, film screening at 4:30, followed by happy hour
Sunday, Mar 20 at 03:30PM
Local choreographer and director Dayna Hanson hosts a salon for local dance film works-in-progress, followed by rarely screened titles from the world dance film canon.
Bring your dance film work in progress to watch on the big screen, and gather feedback from your peers. Films are shown on a first-come, first-served basis.
File Requirements for open screening:
Under 10 mins
Playable with VLC media player (test your own files in advance)
Clearly labeled on a USB thumb drive (will be returned)
Film file in an easily accessed folder (/NWFF)
Another Telepathic Thing
Inspired by Mark Twain's morality tale The Mysterious Stranger, Another Telepathic Thing is a prismatic and complex dance-theater parable. At once cynical and spiritual, the work centers on a charismatic stranger whose visit shatters the peace of a mythic hamlet. The medieval setting is echoed by a contemporary Hollywood reality, with a script that braids Twains sublime writing with found text from years of auditions. It culminates in a subtle and startling exploration of the fragility of our human condition.
Big Dance Theaters performance of Another Telepathic Thing was filmed by Demme (The Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia, Rachel Getting Married) in February 2000 at Dance Theater Workshop in NYC. It features performers Tymberly Canale, Stacy Dawson, Molly Hickok, Cynthia Hopkins, Paul Lazar, and David Neumann, with text supervision by Scott Renderer, music by Cynthia Hopkins, set by Joanne Howard, lights by Jay Ryan, and sound by Jane Shaw.
Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122