Times and venues vary. Admission is free but donations are accepted.
Movies By Movers is an annual festival dedicated to the celebration of the conversation between the body and the camera. The festival contributes to the history of the collaboration between the ephemeral art of live movement and the perpetual nature of film. Students, emerging artists, seasoned professionals, even those who would not consider themselves “artists,” but have great ideas, find room in the MBM festival to share their craft.
While Movies By Movers is by all accounts, a dance film festival, MBM’s definition of dance is broad and includes whatever artists consider to be dance. It recognizes all genres of filmmaking – experimental, documentary, narrative, animation. It serves to continue pushing boundaries and redefining definitions.
Moving images, moving bodies. Movement and film just go together. From the early experiments of artists like Loie Fuller and physical comedians like Charlie Chaplin, to the lush spectacle of the movie musicals of the 1930’s and 40’s starring dancer/choreographers like Bill Bojangles Robinson and Fred Astaire, to the avant garde movement with the likes of Maya Daren and Merce Cunningham, to Michael Jackson’s Thriller – moving bodies and the camera have shared an ongoing, dynamic conversation.