Dances Made to Order

Paul Reynolds: Utah, dance and film

9/4/2012 by Kingsley Irons | Comment

Paul Reynolds, curator of the film series 2 Filmmakers – 2 Shorts at the Salt Lake City Public Library in Utah takes a moment to chat with us.

Samuel Hanson’s film, “when we were very young” is one of our favorites this year. What made you chose it for your screening?

Samuel’s film is inventive and gorgeous. It has such a sense of space. It is as much about the landscape as it is about dance.

Is there a distinct Utah aesthetic? What do you think defines the films being created there?

Films from Utah and the west often reflect that open space, a sense that there is some unexplored territory left.

What are your 10 favorite films of all time?

Tarkovsky’s Stalker, Fellini’s Juliet of the Spirits, Mizoguchi’s The Life of Oharu, Antonioni’s La Notte, Godard’s Band of Outsiders, Marx Brothers’ Horse Feathers, Tsai Ming-Liang’s Goodbye Dragon Inn, Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s Cafe Lumiere, Jim Jarmusch’s The Limits of Control, and Evan Glodell’s Bellflower.

If we were spending a day with you in Salt Lake City, what would we do?

4. Go for a hike in the mountains just at the edge of town. Eat at the Chanon Thai Cafe. Visit the Main Library.

Watch Samuel Hanson‘s film, “when we were very young.”  Created for the Salt Lake City edition of Dances Made to Order, curated by Ashley Anderson of loveDANCEmore. This edition also includes “Falling” by Anikó Sáfrán and Wyn Pottratz and “a very thin layer” by Josie Patterson-Halford and Scott Halford.

Available for live streaming exclusively on Dances Made to Order when you purchase a ticket.