The Jamestown Arts Center (JAC) has announced that they will host the  Kicking and Screening Dance Film Series on Thursday, November 14th at 7 pm.

Kicking and Screening is the only year-long, traveling short film festival in New England devoted to showcasing the diversity of contemporary creative voices exploring the medium of choreography for the camera, according to Jamestown Arts Center.

By taking the festival “on the road” and into non-traditional film venues, such as art galleries, music halls, performing arts theaters, and university classrooms, the Kicking & Screening Dance Film Series seeks to expose the films and filmmakers to new audiences. Every screening is followed by a public Q & A with the curators. All festival artists are invited and encouraged to take part in the conversation.

The Kicking & Screening Dance Film Series is directed by Ali Kenner Brodsky and Andy Russ. Ali Kenner Brodsky is Artistic director of ali kenner brodsky & co. Ali makes gesturally rich and emotionally driven dance-theater works. Andy Russ is an interdisciplinary artist and educator who has worked as Music Supervisor for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company in NYC and as Artistic Coordinator for cellist Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Project in Providence.

Kicking & Screening Dance Film Series 2019-2020:
Rebecca McGowan & Jackie O’Reily: From the Floor  (USA)
Matthieu Maunier-Rossi: T.I.A. (THIS is Africa)  (France)
Marta Renzi: Tumult (USA)
Takeshi Matsumoto: We Belong  (Japan)
Shon Kim: BOOKANIMA (Korea)
Emma Cianchi: Hic et Nunc “Here and Now”  (Italy)
Sarah Elgart: Ghost Story (USA)
Feng Jiang: Organ Play (Taiwan)

Kicking and Screening Film Screening – At A Glance

WHAT:            Kicking and Screening Film Screening

WHERE:      Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley Street, Jamestown RI 02835

WHEN:           Thursday, November 14th at 7pm 
TICKETS:        $10 online or at the door

The Jamestown Arts Center is a multi-disciplinary visual and performing arts space that hosts art exhibits, theatre and dance performances, film screenings, JAC talks and concerts, and provides art and design educational programs for people of all ages. Housed in a former boat repair shop, the JAC was awarded Best Gallery in Newport County by the Best of Rhode Island 2017 & 2018 readers’ polls. Programming partners include: Heifetz International Music Institute, FirstWorks, RISCA, FabNewport, 10 Thousand Small Businesses, RISD, Manhattan Short Film Festival, SENE Film Festival, Providence Art and Design Film Festival, Island Moving Company, The Jamestown Schools, Social Enterprise Greenhouse, The Brown/Trinity Rep M.F.A. in Acting & Directing Program and many individual artists and local organizations. The Jamestown Arts Center has quickly become a leading arts and cultural hub, for Rhode Island and beyond, where creativity, ideas and innovation flourish. 

The mission of the Jamestown Arts Center is to engage, enrich and inspire our community through extraordinary arts and educational experiences.

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