The Severing

NR / 1hr 10min

Showings

Lark Theater Fri, Jan 20 9:00 PM
Lark Theater Sat, Jan 21 9:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Movie
Release Year:2022
Rating:NR
Genre:Dance, Choreography
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Mark Pellington, Nina McNeely (choreographer)
Cast:Maija Knapp, Ryan Spencer, Blake Miller, Allison Fletcher, Danny Axley, Courtney Scarr
Music By:Pete Adams
Social Media
Website:https://kinolorber.com/film/the-severing

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The Severing


From Mark Pellington
the visionary director of Pearl Jam's "Jeremy", U2's "One", The Flaming Lips' "Do You Realize?", as well as The Mothman Prophecies and Arlington Road

...and Nina McNeely
choreographer of Gasper Noé's Climax comes....


"Pellington’s boldest and most audacious film to date... using a sophisticated interplay of choreography, light, and sound design, moves beyond the limitations of narrative to get at something primal and raw."
- Jim Hemphill, Filmmaker Magazine


“Bold, bizarre, haunting."
- Nicholas Clement, Pipeline Artists


An arthouse fever dream...a mesmerizing rumination on life and grief...Visceral,
raw emotion through dance"
- Debbie Elias, Behind the Lens



SYNOPSIS: THE SEVERING from acclaimed filmmaker Mark Pellington (The Mothman Prophecies) is a visceral and powerful feature-length dance film. This cathartic movement piece was 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,’ told through the physical expression of dancers’ bodies and souls. Grief is physical and lies in the body, in our very DNA, which makes movement the ideal way to communicate it. In Pellington’s words, “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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