We are grateful to the Champlain Foundation and the James Talcott Fund for generously funding new state-of-the-art sound and projection equipment.
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
Join us for the Manhattan Short Film Festival!
Friday, September 27th, 7:00pm
Saturday, September 28th, 7:00pm
Sunday, September 29th, 2:00pm
Tickets are $10 at the Door
The same shorts will be played at each screening
10 films from 7 countries!
The Final Ten MANHATTAN SHORT finalists hail from seven countries with films from France, Iran, Canada, Finland, and Germany alongside two films from USA and a record three from the United Kingdom. These Final Ten films represent the best short films from among 1,250 submissions from 70 countries received by MANHATTTAN SHORT for 2019, testimony to the enduring vibrancy and creativity of short films worldwide.
The judges of these films are you, the audience. On entry to each venue, you will be handed a ballot card that allows you to VOTE for the BEST SHORT FILM and ACTOR at the conclusion of the program. Votes will be sent to MANHATTAN SHORT’s headquarters and the winner will be announced at ManhattanShort.com in early October. The directors and actors anxiously await your decision.