Join Indievents and Club David, Wednesday, August 17, for the South Dakota Premiere of GRANNY’S DANCING ON THE TABLE.
GRANNY’S DANCING ON THE TABLE, Hanna Sköld’s second feature film, made its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. Her recent short Lady Crush had its world premiere in 2011 at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas. Sköld started her work with audience participation during the online distribution of her first feature film Nasty Old People in 2009. The film was spread online with Hanna Sköld writer and director in 113 countries, and the audience participated in the distribution through translation of the subtitles, organizing screenings, and donating money to the film. She has a Masters Degree in film from Valand Academy Film in Gothenburg. Hanna Sköld is exploring new ways to create, finance and distribute her films through interaction with her audience, using transmedia and crowdfunding. With the GRANNY’S DANCING ON THE TABLE project she won the ARTE Power to the Pixel Pitch Prize in London 2010, MEDEA’s Co-Production Prize in Sweden and MEDIA’s European Talent Prize for Best Script in Cannes, both in 2011. Sköld actually used real stories of people’s grandmothers who contributed to the films Kickstarter campaign and combined them into one person for the animation sequences.
Eini is 13 years old. She grows up isolated from society with her violent father, a man afraid of the world, who keeps Eini very close. He does everything he can to make her believe that the world outside and the people out there are evil, and that all that has to do with sexuality and adulthood is dangerous. The brutality that Eini is exposed to pushes her to almost lose her sense of self. But through her contact with the force of nature, and by using her invincible fantasy, Eini is capable to create a world within, from which she can draw the strength to survive. The story of Eini’s grandmother is told through animated sequences, the animated dolls providing a means to further explore fantasy and violence, onveying a state of the real and the imaginary, of the past and the present interlocked.
The film will be presented in Swedish with English subtitles.
The screening will be at 7 PM at Club David. Tickets are $8 in advance and $12 at the door.
You can purchase advance tickets at Club David, Zandbroz, The Last Stop Cd Shop or online here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/grannys-dancing-on-the-table-movie-screening-south-dakota-premiere-tickets-26307718093
We look forward to seeing everyone there!