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Extra Filmy: Don’t Forget About PIFF, and We’ve Got Our Own Great New Film Series

Posted June 25th, 2010

Whoops, I almost forgot! The Philadelphia Independent Film Festival’s got it going on this weekend too. Here’s Philebrity’s handy Philadelphia Independent Film Festival post.

And, drumroll, our very own Pia Agrawal and Emma Ferguson have put together a three-part documentary film series in partnership with ICA and the International House to delve deeper into the minds behind Dance, which is coming to the Live Arts Festival this fall. We’ve got Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts, Patrick Bensard’s Lucinda Childs, and Einstein on the Beach: The Changing Image of Opera. Best of all, all screenings are free with an RSVP to!

After the jump, trailers, reviews, and screening details.

First up is Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts. July 11th, 2:00 pm at the Institute of Contemporary Art, 118 S. 36th St., University City. Preview below:

Then on August 19 at 7:00 pm the action moves to the I-House, 3701 Chestnut Street, University City, for Lucinda Childs. Last year in The New York Times, Roslyn Sulcas wrote, “Mr. Bensard, director of the Cinémathèque de la Danse in Paris, is one of Ms. Childs’s many admirers on the European dance scene, where she (like Trisha Brown) has enjoyed a level of financial support and a consistent admiration, almost veneration, quite different from her standing in the United States.

“Here Ms. Childs is certainly regarded as an important figure, a founding member of the Judson Dance Theater whose works went on to carve out a particular niche of elegantly minimal severity. In France she has been seen by a generation of influential taste makers as one of the indisputably major talents of contemporary dance.

Then back to the Live Arts Studio and unto the beach: Aust 24, 7:00 pm, here at 919 N. 5th St., we’ll show Einstein on the Beach: The Changing Image of Opera. Lucinda Childs choreographed the Philip Glass composition (which also featured astonishing set design from Robert Wilson). It forced much-needed evolution upon opera production. Here’s a taste:

See you there!

–Nicholas Gilewicz