Two Dance Themed Films Featured in Sydney Film Festival
From Wednesday 8 June to Sunday 19 June, the 69th Sydney Film Festival returns with 12 days and nights of the world’s best new cinema – and this year Australian filmmakers will be joined by international filmmakers with their films from around the globe. This year’s festival will feature two dance themed films: Keep Stepping and Calendar Girls.
Keep Stepping was filmed over seven years with intimate access to the breathtaking, but largely misunderstood art-form of street dance. It follows the parallel stories of the remarkably different female street dancers in Sydney as they train for the biggest street dance competition in Australia, Destructive Steps. Dancers Gabi and Patricia must overcome financial hardship, injury, volatile relationships and even possible deportation as they strive towards competing and victory. Enjoy this coming of age film celebrating Hip Hop Culture and Love. Keep Stepping will show June 10, 11, & 18 in varying locations. Concession Tickets begin at $18.50
Calendar Girls was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival and is the directorial debut of Swedish filmmaker duo Maria Loohufvud & Love Martinsen. This documentary looks at Florida’s most dedicated dance team for women over 60, shaking up the outdated image of “the little old lady,” and calling for everyone to dance their hearts out, while they still can. Calendar Girls will show in several locations June 9-13. Concession Tickets begin at $18.50.
Sydney Film Festival Director Nashen Moodley said “Sydney Film Festival returns in 2022 with a groundbreaking program of feature film premieres and documentaries, international filmmaker guests, and live events. SFF cannot wait to bring audiences together in June once more, to share in the uniting spirit of cinema and storytelling.”
Films will screen in conjunction with a public program of talks and events that will enrich the festival experience. Local and international guests will attend the Festival and audiences will once again be able to share in all the sparkle of red carpets, filmmaker conversations and more.
The Festival takes place across Greater Sydney in various locations. Visit sff.org.au to see the full festival lineup and purchase tickets.