John Koch and Cinema Revolution are planning to celebrate the independent DVD rental store's fifth anniversary with a celebration of choreography for the camera. This mini-festival promises several new short films commissioned through an open call. Expect site-specific inspired film works exploring subjects ranging from love to group dynamics, plus a few special effects, by choreographer-filmmaker teams Mad King Thomas and Katinka Galanos, Vanessa Voskuil and John Koch, Justin Jones and Kevin Obsatz, Mandy Herrick and Dustin Neslon, Katie Richey and Garrett Tiedemann, Erica Pinigis, and Megan Mayer (also with Obsatz). The dance-star-studded cast also includes Laurie Van Wieren, Sally Rousse, Anna Marie Shogren, Charles Campbell, Kristin Van Loon, and Elliott Durko Lynch, among many others. Aside from the films, the evening will include a performance of April Sellars's multimedia duet "Women Bathing," and on Saturday night local music group To Kill a Petty Bourgeoisie will wrap up the festivities.
Fri., Dec. 12, 7 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 13, 7 p.m., 2008