Let's Get the Rhythm

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Showings

St. Anthony Main Theatre 4 Sat, Apr 15, 2017 10:15 AM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 2 Sat, Apr 29, 2017 10:00 AM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00
$6.00 Earlybird
Members:$11.00
Student w/ID (Box Office Only):$8.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:Childish Films
Tags:Documentary
Family Friendly
History
Women Directors
Music
Voice Category:Art in Pictures
Release Year:2014
Runtime:54 min
Festivals & Awards:Best Documentary - Dance Camera West
Impact Award - San Francisco International Dance Film Festival
Country/Region:USA
Language:English
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Irene Chagall Creative LLC
Trailer:https://vimeo.com/161997041
Cast/Crew
Director:Irene Chagall
Producer:Irene Chagall
Steve Zeitlin
Cinematographer:Sergei Krasikov
Screenwriter:Irene Chagall
Editor:Lee Eaton
Principal Cast:Sarah Wright
Eve Cooke
Heaven Sabina
Filmography:Debut Feature

Description

Guided by three 8 year-olds on a New York City playground, Let’s Get the Rhythm captures girls’ handclapping games as ancient as they are global, from playgrounds across the world, from every continent, and islands in between. Girls from Brooklyn to Tanzania charm us as they share their common experience of handclapping games with ever evolving variations.

Drawing attention to the social importance and genius of girls’ handclapping games, Let’s Get the Rhythm accentuates the beauty of the beat and makes compelling observations using archival footage and observations from folklorists, ethnomusicologists, and cognitive neuroscientists as well as the girls themselves about the universal ways that music and rhythm are central to our lives as vehicles for learning, self-expression, empowerment, and connection as humans.

Recommended for age 7+


Director’s Biography

Irene Chagall: Irene Chagall is a San Francisco-based music teacher who was appointed a Smithsonian Research Associate at the Smithsonian Institution’s Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. Working with Bess Lomax Hawes and City Lore’s Steve Zeitlin, she received sponsorship from the California Academy of Sciences and obtained grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Public Art Films and in 2014 finished the film, Let’s Get The Rhythm.


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