Thursday, March 1, 2018

NYC bound? visit The fourth annual Segal Center Film Festival on Theatre and Performance

Opening Thursday, March 3rd, The Segal Center's FTP

To view the Festival's FULL SCHEDULE, click here.

March 1, 2, 3 l 2018

All day FREE + Open to the public
The Segal + Elebash Recital Hall
The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street 
The fourth annual Segal Center Film Festival on Theatre and Performance (FTP). The program includes a roster of more than 35 features, shorts, and documentaries by artists from Argentina, Belgium, Canada, China, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, The Netherlands, Poland, Serbia, The United Kingdom, and the United States. The festival takes place on Thursday, March 1; Friday, March 2; and Saturday, March 3 at The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, located at The Graduate Center, City University of New York, NYC, 365 Fifth Avenue, at 34th Street.

In an FTP first, audiences are welcome to participant in a VR performance: Polish director Grzegorz Jarzyna brings one of the most exciting and inspiring contributions to new media theatre and performance. For his G.E.N VR project, the TR Warszawa theatre company invented a new visual language, while also discussing the current political situation in Poland and anticipating how we will experience performance in the future. Grzegorz Jarzyna's G.E.N. is only featured Friday 2nd & Saturday 3rd. 
Featuring over 35 films from four continents by:
Günter Atteln/Accentus Music (Germany); Yael Bartana (Netherlands/Germany/US); Basav Biradar(India); Giulio Boato (France); Jacqueline Caux (France); Carlos Chahine/Autres Rivages (Lebanon); Jasmina Cibic (Serbia/UK); Billy Clark, Jason Trucco/CultureHub (US); Eleonora Comelli & Pablo Pintor(Argentina); Nina Conti (UK); Ergao Dance Production Group (China); Ayana Evans/African Body Snatchers-Collaborative (US); Graziano Graziani (Italy); Phil Griffin (Belgium); Rain Kencana (Germany); Rania Lee Khalil (US); Tania El Khoury (UK/Lebanon); Kathrin Krottenthaler, Frieder Schlaich/Filmgalerie 451 (Germany); Tiona Nekkia McClodden (US); Frances McElroy/Shirley Road Productions (US); Brian Mertes/Lake Lucille Chekhov Project (USA); Helina Metaferia (US); Ariane Mnouchkine (France); Avi Mograbi (France/Israel); Motus Theatre Company (Italy); Rima Najdi(Germany/Lebanon); Rithy Panh (Cambodia); Ruth Patir (Israel); Haydn Reiss/Zinc Films (US); robbinschilds + A.L. Steiner (US); Christoph Rüter (Germany); Cauleen Smith, Camille Turner & Jérôme Havre (Canda/US/France); Wim Vandekeybus/Ultima Vez (Belgium); 
Hu Xiaojiao (China)

Co-curated by Festival Founder Frank Hentschker (Executive Director and Director of Programming at MESTC) and Mike LoCicero (MESTC).
Festival Producer: Paloma Estevez
Assistant Curator & Festival Dramaturg: Amir Farjoun
Video still from G.E.N VR

Thursday, March 1  Segal Theatre + Elebash Recital Hall

10:30am Ariane Mnouchkine - The Castaways of the Fol Espoir France | 290 min.
11:30pm Christoph Rüter - The Time is out of Joint Germany | 100 min.
1:30pm Nina Conti  Her Master’s Voice UK | 65 min.
3:00pm Cauleen Smith, Camille Turner, & Jérôme Havre  Triangle Trade Canda/US/France |15 min.
3:30pm Rithy Panh  Les artistes du Théâtre Brûlé Cambodia | 82 minutes
robbinschilds + A.L. Steiner  C.L.U.E. [Color Location Ultimate Experience] US | 11 min.
Rain Kencana  Send Me a Bigger Butterfly + Goldfish Germany | 6 minutes + 3 min.
Eleonora Comelli & Pablo Pintor  La Playa [The Beach] Argentina | 12 min.
5:00pm Frances McElroy/Shirley Road Productions  Black Ballerina US | 53 min.
Tiona Nekkia McClodden  KILO | Iba se 99. US | 10 min.
Jasmina Cibic  The Pavilion Serbia/UK | 7 min.
Yael Bartana  Inferno Netherlands/Germany/US| 22 min.
6:30pm Ultimate Vez  In Spite of Wishing and Wanting Belgium | 47 min.
7:00pm Phil Griffin  Surrender: the Art of Jan Fabre Belgium | 117 min.

*Grzegorz Jarzyna – G.E.N. is only featured Friday 2nd & Saturday 3rd 

Friday, March 2 full schedule  HERE
Saturday, March 3 full schedule HERE
All screenings are FREE and open to the public on a first come, first served basis at The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, 365 Fifth Avenue, at 34th Street.

Subway: Herald Square, lines B/D/F/M/N/Q/R Info: 212-817-1860.


If you are interested in volunteering email Salma S. Zohdi at for info!
The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center
The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street.
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