Next Los Angeles Event: Tuesday August 4th 8pm. (Virtual)

Yonge-Dundas Square’s (YDS) annual outdoor movie series City Cinema is moving online this summer for the brand-new Virtual City Cinema, featuring short films from WILDsound Festival!

Virtual City Cinema presented by YDS in association with WILDsound Festival will begin on June 30 and last 10 weeks. Throughout the summer, the series will feature roughly 10 independent short films each week. These films have been curated by WILDsound Festival, an international film festival that showcases the best of short films from around the world and has previously had weekly screenings at Carlton Cinemas here in Toronto.

Virtual City Cinema is completely free! Simply click here to register for the date(s) of your choice to receive a private YouTube link to screen the films, sent directly to your email the day of the screening. The films will premiere at 8PM EST every Tuesday. After watching, you will be sent a survey to provide feedback to the filmmakers and be entered for a chance to win a Downtown Yonge Experience prize pack!

Here is the full program of the 3rd festival.

If you like to obtain seats in advance and pick them up on the day of the event (come for FREE, or make a donation), please email us at festival@lafeedbackfilmfestival.com  and we’ll reserve seats for you.

 
FIRST ACT – DANCE FILMS


WHILE SHE WAITS, 10min. Netherlands, Dance

Directed by Sonja Wyss, Jorijn Vriesendorp

In a subtle choreography a woman slowly disengages from a familiar and structured world, about to enter a world yet unknown to her. While She Waits shows the emotional transformation during the last months of her pregnancy in a poetic and melancholic way. What happens during the long waiting till the unknown reveals itself? And how do we align a child being born with ourselves being reborn as a mother?

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HALF LIGHT, 8min., USA, Dance

Directed by Taylor Joshua Rankin

A man’s journey through the forest leads him to experience a significant metamorphosis; his actions seemingly in command by forces out of his control.

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LIKE HOLY WINE, 11min., USA, Dance

Directed by Leonoara Pitts

Heartbroken and unable to leave after a breakup, a woman speaks her final words to her lover, through dance.

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KATIE GATELY: WALTZ, 5min., USA, Dance

Directed by Samantha Shay

Waltz is one part music video, and one part dance film, described as a “Neo-gothic mini film” by Fact Magazine, and a powerful portrait of composer, Katie Gately, also starring acclaimed dancer Bobbi Jene Smith, directed by Samantha Shay. ‘Waltz’ emerges off Gately’s forthcoming album Loom, in dedication to Katie’s mother who passed away from an aggressive form of cancer. The song ‘Waltz’ itself came about after spending an entire day listening to Gately’s mother’s favourite artist, Leonard Cohen’s track “Take this Waltz” on repeat. This short film is a feverish duet, rotating around death, shot in an abandoned convent in Brooklyn NY, where Gately grew up. This film is for anyone who has wanted to spin into a circle until the ceiling became the floor.

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IN SEARCH OF LOST TIME, 7min., USA, Dance

Directed by Marta Renzi

A man and a woman inhabit the same surreal location though not, apparently, at the same time. Marta Renzi directs this black-and-white meditation on memory and absence, joined by long-time collaborators Charles Caster-Dudzick (camera), as well as Aislinn MacMaster & David Thomson (performers). With a nod to the sound score for Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker and a location inspired by Joelle Bouvier and Regis Obadia’s La Chambre.

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THE NEXT STOP, 5min., UK, Dance

Directed by Jonathan Pearson

‘The Next Stop’ is the story of Rochelle Roy, AKA ‘Mo The Dancer’, and her journey through the male-dominated world of New York street dance. Growing up in Brownsville, Brooklyn, Mo has always been surrounded by, and had a connection to dance. The Next Stop traces this passion to date and tells the tale of a spirit against the odds.

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HALF A MAN, 3min., UK, Dance

Directed by Jessie James

Half a Man is a short concept dance film conceptualized, directed, and choreographed by Jessie James. Featuring an all male cast, It explores the darkness we hold that keeps us from the love of others.

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GOLDEN, 8min., USA, Dance

Directed by Kate Mitchell

GOLDEN, a wordless dance film, uncovers the independence, intellectual curiosity, and sexual vibrancy hidden within the domestic life of a woman, as portrayed by a solo dancer.
In dream-like sequences, she encounters the self she has been and the self that she can become. From her musings emerges a passionate self-declaration, elucidated by repeated choreographic motifs, flashbacks and flashforwards, and the evolution of color and set decor. By extension, GOLDEN affirms a woman’s right to define herself- rather than be defined by others – as a thinking, feeling, and sexual being. At the same time, it also rejects the notion that aging women have an “expiration date” in terms of inherent value. In all, GOLDEN is a unique alchemy- from drudgery to sparkling beauty.

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FIRST ACT – MUSIC FILMS


GO BANANAS, 3min., Russia, Music

Directed by Alina Pasok, Iliya Prusikin

The international YouTube hit!

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DOJO, 4min., France, Music

Directed by Nikodem

During a judo tournament, two young boys face each other, under the gaze of their parents. The pressure rises in the room.

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UNEXPLAINABLE SUBSTANCE, 5min., Ukraine, Music

Directed by Maksym Kotskyi

Mister Governor couldn’t even imagine how thoroughly she has been preparing for him to pay a visit. A total reimagining of Franz Kafka’s creation “The Metamorphosis”, inspired by the music of Gibkiy Chaplin.

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THE FIDDLE PLAYER, 10min., USA, Music/Drama

Directed by Jingnan Wang

‘The Fiddle Player’ is a story about an exceptional violinist who cannot find a job. When she is about to give up her dream she finds hope in an old high school friend, who turns the tables on their friendship and her career.

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LOST, 3min., USA, Music/Dance

Directed by Jessie James

Lost is a short dance film featuring two dancers. The female dancer is consumed inside her own struggles that it takes another to remind her of her spirit and purpose. Memories of happy times are tainted by her demons that ride her shoulders like constant companions.

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IN THE SAME DIRECTION: JEFF PIFHER & SOCRATES’ TRIAL, 17min., USA, Music

Directed by Alexander Craven

From the inception of a musical idea, through the recording process and live performance, this short documentary tells the story of Jeff Pifher and his band Socrates’ Trial and their idea of what jazz can be today.

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AVOIDANCE, 7min., USA, Dance/Music

Directed by Matthew McKee

A short dance film inspired by themes of loss and conflict.

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