BORN TO FLY: Elizabeth Streb Vs. Gravity d. Catherine Gund/82min/USA/2014
Elizabeth Streb and the STREB Extreme Action Company form a motley troupe of flyers and crashers. Propelled by Streb’s edict that “anything too safe is not action,” these daredevils challenge the assumptions of art, aging, injury, gender, and human possibility. BORN TO FLY ELIZABETH STREB VS. GRAVITY traces the evolution of Elizabeth Streb’s movement philosophy as she pushes herself and her performers from the ground to the sky. Revealing the passions behind the STREB dancers’ bruises and broken noses, Born to Fly offers a breathtaking tale about the necessity of art, inspiring audiences hungry for a more tactile and fierce existence in the world.
Official Selection SXSW Film Festival 2014
Preceded by: My Father Francis – d.Casey Mecija/Canada/11:38/2013
A father and daughter collaborate in the video commentary on kinship, diasporic labour, devotion and the factory as a site of creativity.