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Local Lens Series: THE FILMS OF JEFFERSON THOMAS

Friday, October 24th, 2014 7:30 pm
BUY TICKETS HERE A native Wellfleetian, Jefferson Thomas will be sharing 3 of his short films with us including his most recent work in progress, all works of narrative fiction. Jefferson will be present to discuss the development of his vision and style, the filmmaking process and the challenges of making film as a young artist on the Outer Cape. Program: A Little Suspicion - There is something unusual about Jack and Cindy's dinner guest. Jack's suspicions lead him down a rabbit hole of murder and deception. Hard boiled noir with a comedic edge. (Some frightening images. Some foul language.) The Perilous Fortune - A thief and a spy, unaware of each other, both attempt an inside job under the shadow of a sinister diamond trading company. One is in it for quick cash, the other for justice, but will they live long enough to find either? A comedic action adventure.(Violence. Some foul language.) The Dark Alignment (pictured above)- On a cold gray winter day in the late 1800s, a corpse dangles from skeletal branches in the local cemetery. Two men happen upon it during a morning stroll, for one it will mean doom! Gothic Horror.(Frightening images.) About the Filmmaker: Jefferson has been making films on the Cape for most of his life. An active participant in local theater, he has gradually amassed a collective of creative people who support his cinematic vision. Often using the same actors and crew, he has pieced together several films on a shoestring budget. Jefferson owes much of his success to his ongoing collaboration with Thomas Romme, his cinematographer. Jefferson writes, directs, and edits all his films. He is also an aspiring actor, having appeared in productions at WHAT, The Academy Playhouse, and The Provincetown Theater. Jefferson lives in Wellfleet year-round with his girlfriend Merissa.

Independent Documentary Series: Hastdans pa Hovdala

Saturday, December 6th, 2014 6:30 pm
Presented by The Equus Projects
We are pleased to present this gorgeous and intriguing film as the kickoff screening for the 3rd season of our Independent Documentary Series, running monthly January - May. Admission is $10 and directly supports both the filmmaker and all year-round programming at the Hall. Tonight's event will be followed on Sunday afternoon with a Phsyical Listening workshop led by Joanna Shaw. HASTDANS PA HOVDALA is a film about a unique creation process. In July 2013, the American dance company, The Equus Projects spent three weeks in a Swedish forest creating an evening length theatre work that brought together four dancers, four horses and a cast of Swedish performers with autism. Filmmaker David Fishel follows the progression of the creation process, the equine training and the deepening connection that developed between the human and equine performers. The film premiered at the Lincoln Center Dance on Film Festival February 1, 2014 to a sold out audience. It has been screened in San Francisco, in Glasgow, Zurich and Malmo, Sweden. Introducing the film and leading a post-screening Q & A will be JoAnna Mendl Shaw, Artistic Director of the NYC-based dance company The Equus Projects. The Equus Projects creates large-scale site specific works with dancers and horses and has toured throughout the States and in Europe, using local horses and riders with each commissioned project. The company been commissioned by The Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University, The Myrna Loy Center for the Performing Arts, Saratoga Arts Festival, NYC River to River Festival, Heifetz International Music Festival, Bates Dance Festival and Klinten Kultur, Sweden. JoAnna is the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts Choreographic Fellowships and numerous other grants and has choreographed for ice dancers, in-line skaters, gymnasts and equestrians. Her works for more traditional dance venues have been presented at numerous venues in New York City and commissioned by dance companies and college dance programs throughout the States and in Europe. Shaw teaches on the faculty of the Ailey /Fordham BFA program and at Marymount Manhattan. READ MORE ABOUT THE EQUUS PROJECTS HERE