Thursday, April 28th from 5pm-8pm
in the Koret Auditorium
of the Main Library at 100 Larkin Street.
5:30 PM - SFDFF shorts Highlights
6:30 PM - Feature Documentary Let's Get the Rhythm
Let’s Get the Rhythm is a 53-minute documentary chronicling girls’ hand-clapping games on inner-city playgounds and around the world, from every continent and many islands in between. Three eight-year-olds from diverse cultural backgrounds in the greater New York area charm viewers with their personal insights as they learn, share, and eventually outgrow the tradition.
While drawing attention to the social importance of girls’ games, the documentary showcases archival footage from far-flung locations, even ancient Egyptian reliefs, and includes footage by Alan Lomax and Laura Boulton. Folklorist Bess Lomax Hawes and ethnomusicologist Kyra Gaunt accentuate the beauty of the beat with choice observations on the empowering force of this genre on the lives of women.
The screening will be followed by a brief Q & A with Mill Valley filmmaker Irene Chagall, also a longtime music teacher at the Community Music Center in the Mission, which provides music education to all, regardless of financial means.
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