Movement Arts Atlanta’s major project meets a milestone. A Time with Isadora’s filmmakers have been hard at work on the documentary. The trailer is now available to see, here is a link. It is beautiful and a taste of what the full hour-and-a-half documentary will be like.
The film is by Carrie Miller who is being supported with editing and design by Margot McLaughlin and with cinematography by Mollie Robertson. All three are students at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. Miller and Robertson are both in the Media and Entertainment program and McLaughlin is in the Landscape Architecture program also pursuing a masters in Historic Preservation. More about these artists is available here. All three have been with the project since its first rehearsal in April of 2022 collecting hours of footage of rehearsal, performance and work session. They have also interviewed all of the artist working as part of the project, upwards of 20.
The showings of the documentary are free and open to the public. Here are the dates and times with links to the event listing on this site:
Saturday, February 25, 2023
7:00 pm, Ciné, 234 West Hancock Avenue, Athens, Georgia 30601
Sunday, March 26, 2023
3:30 pm, The Plaza Theatre, 1049 Ponce de Leon Avenue NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30306
Here is a link to the Events page of the project for more information.
Over the months of June, July and August, Movement Arts Atlanta’s Director, Carolyn Stine McLaughlin completed a commission from the City of Atlanta, Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs to create a work in response to the pandemic. The outcome of this commission was a site specific performance and a dance film.
The five minuet work with original music by Andrew Choe, used movement to illustrate the needs of the primal brain for information as we interact. These needs have been impacted by the pandemic. Brains look for signs of ease and friendship in the other person and the environment of fear and the unknown created by the pandemic make these affirming signs less prevalent.
The live performance took place on Saturday, August 1, 2020 in Freedom Park between Euclid Avenue and Austin Avenue. There were showings at 10:00 am and 10:30 am. It was attended Inman Park neighbors, and friends and family of the artists. The film was shot in three locations; Freedom Park, the BeltLine skate park and Piedmont Park.
The film can be view here. The work is available for performance, please contact Ms. McLaughlin at email@example.com for details.
Funding provided by the City of Atlanta, Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs