Fever-Dream Dance Film, Mirrors, to Premiere at Historic Roxie Theater
Local production company, Park Meadow Films, is proud to present Mirrors – a fever-dream dance film about Crimson, a contemporary ballet dancer who spirals out of control in the middle of a career-defining performance. Directed by up-and-coming filmmaker, Mary Marxen, Mirrors takes viewers on a visual roller coaster through the tortured mind of a professional dancer.
Mirrors was filmed and produced in the San Francisco Bay Area and introduces to the big screen Meredith Webster, a Ballet Master at Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet, as well as several other dancers from the San Francisco-based dance company. Relying heavily on modern dance, interpretive movement, a near silent narrative, and a mercurial musical composition, Mirrors is a surreal art house film held up by elements of traditional narrative drama that will leave you with more questions than answers.
In both the making of the film and the film itself, Mirrors takes us on the courageous journey inward, to teach us about working through something of great magnitude and importance. The scenarios Crimson gets herself into are the mirrors reflecting her inner turmoil. These encounters reveal the source of her discontent and therefore, illuminate a path to healing. Slowly, then, Crimson untangles the mess of her inner life, examines it, and selects what to keep and what to discard.