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San Francisco Dance Film Festival 

When: Nov. 6-9 2014
Price: $13-$20 per program
sfdancefilmfest.org

DANCE LIKE EVERYBODY IS WATCHING, BECAUSE THEY ARE

Dance might be the most versatile of all human art forms. Yet given the vast array of stylistic possibilities, most of us watch dance in one of two settings — on a stage or in a circle. The San Francisco Dance Film Festival brings the art to the screen. The festival is celebrating its fifth anniversary, so the idea isn't entirely new, but it's underutilized enough to feel fresh. Standouts this year tell complete stories or offer a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process. A Juice Box Afternoon explores the intersection of flight and love through the eyes of aviator couple Anne Morrow and Charles Lindbergh. A Day in the Life tells the story of a busy pair of shoes, and The Man Behind the Throne documents the work of Vincent Paterson, who is relatively unknown but choreographed for Madonna and Michael Jackson.

The San Francisco Dance Film Festival opens at 7 p.m. Nov. 6 and ends Sunday at Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th St., S.F. $13-$20; 844-567-3333 or sfdancefilmfest.org.

— Devin Holt

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