Her Magnum Opus, a feature film by Marta Renzi
Friday, Sptember 20th
“A circle of friends gathers to celebrate their mentor and learns that what lasts is those you leave behind.”
Watch the trailer here
A freewheeling narrative enacted almost entirely through movement and music, Her Magnum Opus is Marta Renzi’s ode to creativity and community.
A diverse cast weaves in and out of the action like revelers in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Presiding over the festivities is Aileen Passloff, a grey-haired force of nature playing a version of herself. Among her attendants are a devoted younger friend (dancer Arthur Avilés), a pregnant dancer, a young couple in need of counseling, even a fairy tale prince who pops out of a pile of autumn leaves. A tantalizing mix of magic realism and improvised naturalism, the film unfolds in a bucolic setting– a beach, a forest, a country house which holds emotional ties for the group as a source of inspiration and solace. A remarkable feature debut for award-winning choreographer Renzi, for whom dancers have always been people first.
- Joanna Ney, Curator on Dance on Camera, presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center
Tickets: $10 online + at door