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Stilll Moving: Pilobolus at Forty completes busy screening schedule

Professor Jeffrey Ruoff's documentary film Still Moving: Pilobolus at Forty completed a busy screening schedule in 2012.  Professor Ruoff presented the film personally and was participated in public discussions of the film at many of the screenings.  These discussions delved into many issues, including:
• the significance of focusing the film on the company's 40th anniversary return to the college, which highlights their generational shift and lifecycle
• the present-past-present-future narrative structure of the film
• the role of spontaneity, improvisation, collaboration in both documentary filmmaking and in dance
• the multiple meanings of the title Still Moving, including its implicit referencing of T.S. Eliot's "East Coker"
• the use of biological metaphors and scientific imagery in the film
• the challenge of representing one art form in another art form
• archival research and the representation of history

Future screenings for 2013 are in the works; below a list of the screenings completed so far:

DOC NYC Film Festival, New York, NY, November 10 (Prof. Ruoff presented film)

Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, Hot Springs, AK, October 17

Hop 50th Anniversary, Loew, BFVAC, October 13 (Prof. Ruoff presented film with Pilobolus co-founder Michael Tracy '73)

Chalk Talk, Hood Auditorium, October 13 (Prof. Ruoff presented film with Pilobolus co-founder Michael Tracy '73)

Hop 50th Anniversary, Hood Auditorium, October 11 (Prof. Ruoff interviewed on stage by documentary scholar Kylie Boltin)

Hop 50th Anniversary, BFVAC Loew, October 10 (Prof. Ruoff interviewed on stage by documentary scholar Kylie Boltin)

Mill Valley Film Festival, October 7 (Prof Ruoff presented film)

Mill Valley Film Festival, world premiere, October 6 (Prof. Ruoff presented film)

Dance on Camera Festival, sneak preview (fine cut), Walter Reade Theater, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York, NY, January 28

 

 

Last Updated: 5/6/13