Run Time: 83 minutes
Chip is a gifted young dancer from the Midwest pursuing his dreams in New York. He lands a golden opportunity with a small troupe to perform at a festival. As these talented young dancers rehearse and get to know each other, a work of art emerges. Life on the other hand, as Chip discovers, is not so easy to choreograph. His alcoholic mother wants him to return to Kansas and bail her out of her problems. He has been kicked out by his roommate and is essentially homeless. Also another man in the troupe is making sexual advances that Chip both fears and discovers he wants. The dance of his life has begun and Chip needs to turn it into a triumphal work of grace before he stumbles and loses everything. Featuring a remarkably talented and beautiful young cast, FIVE DANCES is a poetic and erotic look at the place where creativity and self-discovery merge. It is a celebration of the beauty of the human body and the unbreakable spirit it contains. —C.R.
Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 7:40 PM
Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 4:30 PM
Film Is Art
Recommended for High School +
American Independents Competition
Tracy Utley, Agathe David-Weill
Kimiye Corwin, Reed Luplau, Catherine Miller, Luke Murphy, Ryan Steele
Alan Brown is an award-winning author and director. He was nominated for the 2004 Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival for "Book of Love" and the 2007 Le Roger Award for Best Film at the Avignon/New York Film Festival for "Superheroes." In 2011 he won the Grand Jury Award at the L.A. Outfest for "Private Romeo."
"Book of Love" (2004)—28th CIFF, "Superheroes" (2007), "Private Romeo" (2011)—36th CIFF, FIVE DANCES (2013)
Canton Palace Theatre