Her Magnum Opus

Her Magnum Opus, a feature film by  Marta Renzi

Friday, Sptember 20th
7:00 pm

“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


Her Magnum Opus Film



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