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HER MAGNUM OPUS

February 11 @ 4:30 pm

TICKETS for HER MAGNUM OPUS at Roxie Sun Feb 11, 430p HERE

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Director Marta Renzi – 2017 USA 61 min Bay Area Premiere – Dance / Aging

 

A freewheeling narrative enacted almost entirely through movement and music, Her Magnum Opus is Marta Renzi’s ode to creativity and community as a circle of friends gathers to celebrate their mentor. Her little house was a refuge as the seasons changed, with legendary parties that lasted for hours, but was now coming to an end.

A circle of friends gather to celebrate their mentor and learns that what lasts is those you leave behind. 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. Her little house was a refuge as the seasons changed, with legendary parties that lasted for hours, but was now coming to an end. A remarkable feature debut from award-winning choreographer Renzi, for whom dancers have always been people first. Jennifer Junkyard Morris

Plays with:

RICE BALL

Yusuke Oishi, Japan, 15 min

A father and a son return from their wife and mother’s cremation and halfheartedly fix rice balls for lunch. It’s a moment full of meaning for both, as her absence is felt even in the making of this seemingly simple dish.

 

Details

Date:
February 11
Time:
4:30 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Roxie Theater
3117 16th St
San Francisco, CA 94103