Frame x Frame Film Fest 2020

Frame x Frame Film Fest 2020

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NOTICE: Frame x Frame Film Fest is now accepting screen dances for the 2021 festival.



Discover the magic of screen dance, where the camera can take you behind the scenes and underwater, inches from a dancer, up to a Paris apartment. Frame x Frame Film Fest 2020 brings international dance to the Houston Ballet Drive-In. The festival offers three categories of films: You are Here: current films being made in the genre of dance for screen, Looking In: films that take us behind the scenes, and Looking Back: classic movies with iconic dance scenes. Approximately 50 films will be available during the festival that runs November 5 – December 5, 2020.

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Thursday, November 5, 2020 | Best of Screen Dance 1 | 50 minutes

50 minutes of the world’s most exciting and visually stunning short dances made for the screen, part 1.

David Rivera | Lydia Hance & David Rivera | Simon Alteen | Steve Delahoyde & Monica Thomas | Kailee McMurran | Tammy Carrasco | Mark Freeman | Raven Jackson | Marta Renzi | Roswitha Chesher | Houston Ballet


Friday, November 6, 2020 | Trash Dance | 68 minutes

A choreographer finds beauty and grace in garbage trucks, and rallies reluctant Austin sanitation workers to perform a most unlikely and stunning spectacle.


Saturday, November 7, 2020 | Singin’ in the Rain | 1 hour 43 minutes

A spoof of the turmoil that afflicted the movie industry in the late 1920s when movies went from silent to sound. When two silent movie stars’ latest movie is made into a musical, they must find a way to stay on top.


Thursday, November 12, 2020 | Mao’s Last Dancer | 1 hour 57 minutes

In Maoist China, a boy is taken from his family and trained to become a dancer, but everything he knows is challenged when he is chosen to attend the Houston Ballet Academy.


Friday, November 13, 2020 | Best of Screen Dance 2 | 50 minutes

50 minutes of the world’s most exciting and visually stunning short dances made for the screen, part 2.

Nyko PK16 | Beatriz M. Calleja | Jiang Xiong | Steve Delahoyde & Monica Thomas | Trey McIntyre | Tammy Carrasco | Margaret Garrett | Sue Schroeder | Rosie Trump | Lydia Hance & David Rivera | Houston Ballet


Saturday, November 14, 2020 | 42nd Street | 1 hour 29 minutes

When the leading lady of a Broadway musical breaks her ankle, she is replaced by a young unknown actress, who becomes the star of the show.


Thursday, November 19, 2020 | Best of Screen Dance 3 | 50 minutes

50 minutes of the world’s most exciting and visually stunning short dances made for the screen, part 3.

Jennifer Akalina Petuch & Annali Rose | Laura Harrell | Kailee McMurran | Charli Brissey | Margaret Garrett | Jiang Xiong | Waeli Wang | Neno Belchev | Maggie Lasher | Abe Abraham | Katrina Rank, Paris Wages, & Andrew Garton


Friday, November 20, 2020 | First Position | 1 hour 35 minutes

Six young ballet students, all from different backgrounds, prepare for the Youth America Grand Prix, a competition in which dance schools and companies from around the world scout for new talent.


Saturday, November 21, 2020 | PS Dance! | 53 minutes

Step inside the halls of five NYC public schools and see what happens when students have dance in their curriculum.


Thursday, November 26, 2020 | Thanksgiving Holiday


Friday, November 27 & Saturday, November 28, 2020 | White Christmas | 2 hr 20 minutes

A successful song-and-dance team become romantically involved with a sister act and team up to save the failing Vermont inn of their former commanding general.


Thursday, December 3, 2020 | Breath Made Visible | 50 minutes

The first feature length film about Anna Halprin, the American dance pioneer who has helped redefine our notion of modern art with her belief in dance’s power to teach, heal, and transform at all ages of life. Some mature themes.


Friday, December 4, 2020 | Royal Wedding | 1 hour 30 minutes

Brother and sister Tom and Ellen Bowen are stars of a show Every Night at Seven, a Broadway success. They are persuaded to take the show to London, capitalizing on the imminent royal wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Philip Mountbatten.


Saturday, December 5, 2020 | Best of Screen Dance 4 | 50 minutes

50 minutes of the world’s most exciting and visually stunning short dances made for the screen, part 4.

Didier Mulleras | Jennifer Scully – Thurston | Rosie Trump | Charlotte Telfar-Wan | Jordan Fuchs & Yeajean Choi | Trey McIntyre | Charli Brissey | Nicci Haynes | Kendall Niblett | Sue Schroeder | Lydia Hance & David Rivera


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  • Friday, October 4: Frame x Frame
    October 4, 2019
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Saturday, October 5: Frame x Frame
    October 5, 2019
    7:30 pm - 9:15 pm
  • Sunday, October 6: Frame x Frame
    October 6, 2019
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm