The moment is finally here. Hundreds of you have asked me for it… the film the Winter of the Dance is finally availble for viewing on Current TV. (it was chosen as the staff pick.)
This film has really taken on a life of it’s own and we (my husband Jeff Pitcher, Mike Schwartz and I) have been amazed and awed by the experience. Filmed in my small town of Flesherton Ontario, the short film documents what happens when Jeff and Mike start dancing publicly for a period of several months. It is important to note that the film was created with a canon digital elf, (in film clip mode) and is a wonderful example of “use what you have” to make art. It has screened at festivals everywhere including, Palm Springs, Sonoma, Westwood, Ann Arbor, Nashville. It also received a standing ovation in Ann Arbor (which we missed sadly).
Hope you enjoy it. You may never think the same way about your small digital camera again. Maybe you will be inspired to do a dance of your own.
*note: in the section where Jeff really lets go and goes crazy, (you will know what I mean) he is listening to “Get Behind the Mule” by Tom Waits.
Mike and Jeff are currently hard at work on their next film, the winter of the beard.