2022 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour

The 2022 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour is a 95-minute theatrical program of 7 short films curated from the 2022 Sundance Film Festival short film program, including three titles that won Festival awards. Considered the premier showcase for short films and the launchpad for many now-prominent independent filmmakers, the Festival includes fiction, documentary and animation from around the world. Throughout its almost 40 years of history, the Festival has always supported short films, providing a platform for both established and new filmmakers to connect with audiences. The 2022 Short Film Tour program is a sampling of Festival offerings and a testament to the unique storytelling potential that the format holds. Audiences who missed the Sundance Film Festival – which took place online and in-person in 7 cities across the country from January 20 through January 30 this year – can enjoy a mix of fiction, documentary, and animated shorts that are funny, sad, inspirational, and full of strong characters. 

RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World

This revelatory documentary film brings to light the profound and overlooked influence of Indigenous people on popular music in North America. Focusing on music icons like Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Taboo (The Black Eyed Peas), Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Jesse Ed Davis, Robbie Robertson, and Randy Castillo, RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World shows how these pioneering Native American musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our lives. Run time: 102 minutes.
 
Light reception to follow.
 
Presented by the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony in partnership with the Nevada Museum of Art.

Summer of Soul Film Screening

In his acclaimed debut as a filmmaker, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson presents a powerful and transporting documentary—part music film, part historical record created around an epic event that celebrated Black history, culture and fashion. Over the course of six weeks in the summer of 1969, just one hundred miles south of Woodstock, The Harlem Cultural Festival was filmed in Mount Morris Park (now Marcus Garvey Park). The footage was largely forgotten–until now. Summer of Soul shines a light on the importance of history to our spiritual well-being and stands as a testament to the healing power of music during times of unrest, both past and present. The feature includes concert performances by Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Sly & the Family Stone, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Mahalia Jackson, B.B. King, The 5th Dimension and more.

Summer of Soul is presented in partnership with Northern Nevada Black Cultural Awareness Society. 

Run time: 1 hour 57 minutes

Free. Advanced registration is required.

The Longest Fight – Film Screening and Panel Discussion

In 1906, Goldfield was Nevada’s largest and most prosperous city and the epicenter of America’s last great gold rush. On September 3rd of that year, Baltimore’s Joe Gans, the first African American champion, defended his lightweight crown against Oscar “Battling” Nelson, a white brawler, in a fight that had no scheduled duration. It was a fight to the finish.

In this film, documentary filmmaker Ted Faye introduces the story by exploring Goldfield at its boom, the impact, and importance of the fight, and the way in which residents have memorialized its history.

Film is approximately 30 minutes in length. A panel discussion will follow the screening and includes Kenny Dalton, President, Our Story, Inc., Dr. Elisabeth Raymond, Professor of History, Emerita, UNR, Mike Martino, Nevada Boxing Consultant, and filmmaker, Ted Faye.

Produced in association with Our Story, Inc. with support from Nevada Humanities.

Summer of Soul

In his acclaimed debut as a filmmaker, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson presents a powerful and transporting documentary—part music film, part historical record created around an epic event that celebrated Black history, culture and fashion.

Presented by Northern Nevada Black Cultural Awareness Society.

Free. Advanced registration is required.

 

Sundance Film Festival Shorts Film Tour

The 2021 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour is a 92-minute theatrical program of 7 short films selected from the 2021 Sundance Film Festival program, widely considered the premier showcase for short films and the launchpad for many now-prominent independent filmmakers for close to 40 years. Including fiction, documentary, and animation from around the world, the 2021 program offers new audiences a taste of what the Festival offers and shows that short films transcend traditional storytelling. 

Collateral & Co. presents Felt Like Five

In this film premiere, dancers travel to five different Nevada locations, coming to terms with a year that has felt like five. Felt Like Five features original poetry, choreography by Caitlin McCarty and Leslie Balzer, in a film featuring performances by Collateral & Co. dance artists.

This program will also be streamed live via zoom. All registrants will receive a link before the program.  

Collateral & Co. is operationally funded in part by the City of Reno and the National Endowment for the Arts

Third Coast Film Festival

Join us for the virtual premiere of the 2021 Third Coast Dance Film Festival. We’ll be screening ten premiere dance films followed by a conversation with curator Rosie Trump and filmmaker Marta Renzi. 

The Third Coast Dance Film Festival celebrates the intersection of contemporary dance and the moving image with a screening series of short dance films.

Program lineup:

2 of Us | Directors & Choreographers: Kristine Bendul, Abdiel Jacobsen

A hard day’s night | Directors: Benjamin Hoffman & Mathieu Mondoulet | Choreographer: Thibaut Eiferman

Catherine | Director & Choreographer: Kailee McMurran

Control (???) | Director: Saemi Kwak | Choreographer: Jeongyeon Yum

Dancing is an Old Friend | Director: Marta Renzi Choreographers: Leah Barsky and Jenny Tortorello Walker

Front to Back | Director & Choreographer: Lydia Hance

Lazarus | Director: Tuixén Benet | Choreographers: Tuixén Benet & Àngela Boix

ON EGO | Director: Jessica Ray | Choreographers: Jessica Ray in collaboration with Cayla Simpson, Parkour movement: Jesse Danger

the outcome | Director: Lisa Lam | Choreographer: Ashley Eng

The Woman | Director: Monika Field | Choreographers: Monika Field and Celine Bouly

View 2021 Program.

Program hosted on Zoom. For registration support or questions, email christian.davies@nevadaart.org

Film: Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace

Known for his vibrant reinterpretations of classical portraits featuring African-American men, New York-based painter Kehinde Wiley has turned the practice of portraiture on its head and in the process has taken the art world by storm.

The film Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace follows the artist as he embarks on an exciting new project: a series of classical portraits of African-American women – something he’s never done before. The film documents the project as it unfolds, tracking Wiley’s process from concept to canvas, casting his models on the streets of New York and enlisting Riccardo Tisci of Givenchy to create couture gowns for each woman.

The film offers a tantalizing look at the intersection of art and fashion and an intimate portrait of one of this generation’s most intriguing and accomplished visionaries.

Run Time: 60 minutes

This program will be held in the Wayne L. Prim Theater.

Following the Ninth: In the Footsteps of Beethoven’s Final Symphony

Join the Reno Phil, the Nevada Museum of Art, and filmmaker Kerry Candaele for a screening of Candaele’s powerful documentary film – Following the Ninth. Described as “thrilling, smartly assembled and gracefully paced,” by the New York Times, this film follows Beethoven’s ninth and final symphony and its impact across the world. 

Approximate running time: 1 hour and 30 minutes

This program will be held in the Wayne L. Prim Theater.