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Takako Vs. Nine Lives

Lauren Wolkstein
Running Time:9:07 minutes
Event Date(s)
1:30 PM EST
Friday, November 9
Thalian Black
10:30 PM EST
Saturday, November 10
Jengo's Playhouse

Director: Lauren Wolkstein
Choreographer: Laura Katz
Cinematographer: Jen Schneider
Original Music & Sound Design: Tim Korn
Colorist & 1st AD: Jeff Sousa

This short experimental dance for screen tells a story through a language that juxtaposes classical ballet and masked professional wrestling in the lucha libra style.

Screening in: Sapodilla Shorts 



Lauren Wolkstein is a NYC-based filmmaker. Her debut feature THE STRANGE ONES, starring James Freedson-Jackson and Alex Pettyfer, premiered at SXSW ’17 to critical acclaim. John Waters listed it as one of the ten best films of the year in Artforum Magazine. She co-directed the film with Christopher Radcliff, based on their Sundance short of the same name. Lauren’s previous shorts, including BEEMUS, IT’LL END IN TEARS (Cucalorus ’15), SOCIAL BUTTERFLY (Sundance ’13) and CIGARETTE CANDY (SXSW ’10 Grand Jury Prize), have played festivals around the world. She most recently directed an episode of QUEEN SUGAR for the show’s third season. TAKAKO VS. NINE LIVES is her first experimental dance film.