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Los Feliz 3 | Q&A with filmmaker Mark Pellington, choreographer Nina McNeely, editor Sergio Pinheiro and composer Pete Adams. Moderated by Jim Hemphill.
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THE SEVERING from acclaimed filmmaker Mark Pellington (THE MOTHMAN PROPHECIES) is a visceral and powerful experimental feature film length dance film, offering a cathartic movement piece created in collaboration with the brilliant choreographer Nina McNeely (Gaspar Noe’s CLIMAX), rising Dutch cinematographer Evelin Van Rei, and editor Sergio Pinheiro. Inspired by the Wim Wenders film PINA, Pellington was interested in expressing feelings and emotions through a ‘narrative of movement and text,’ rather than plot. There is a “story” in this film, but it is abstract, and found in the movements of bodies and souls. Pellington came to realize that grief lays in the body, grief lies in the physical, it lies in the DNA… Making dance the best non-verbal vessel to communicate. Pellington states “It’s the way to express what it feels like to be severed or to feel nothing. The film is a cathartic reencounter for anybody who’s felt loss, or isolation, or struggled with these themes: fear, reconnection, isolation.”
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