While our tiny team can’t make it out to every screening of Girl Walk // All Day, there’s nothing better than knowing a screening is happening somewhere out there in the world, and seeing our phones and emails light up with tweets and letters from impassioned fans. This is what happened Sunday night, when Girl Walk took over Yellow Jacket Stadium in Austin, TX. The sparklers flew, the dance party erupted, and the kind words began to pour in. A member of the audience wrote in to say,
Hey Makers of Girl Walk // All Day, Just wanted to say that I was a member of the lucky crowd that got to see your movie last night at Cinema East in Austin. The experience was simply unbelievable. I’ve been to a lot of CE screenings, and there has never been one remotely like this. Starting at about 10 minutes into the film, people began getting up from their blankets to go dance in the middle of the field. As time went on, more and more people got up. You really could feel something stirring in the air. My heart was BEATING. I wanted to dance from the start, but my girlfriend and I stayed put because we didn’t want to stop watching the movie (loved every second of it). Finally, about halfway through, I turned to her and said, ‘if we don’t go up there, we’ll regret it forever.’ It really was something special dancing under the screen. Everyone was laughing and flailing about, but still totally locked on the movie. IT WAS SO MUCH FUN. It felt triumphant. There was nothing but love out on that field…
I really feel like there’s no limits to what this movie could do for the world of dance, but more importantly, what it could do for the world.
And then he shared this video he took of people dancing and running around with sparklers at the end of the evening.
This brings TEARS TO OUR EYES. Thank you to Maggie Lea and Carlyn Hudson for making the magic happen.
You like dancing? The outdoors? Sparklers? Beer? Austin, Texas? Bring your blankets, your bug spray, your six-pack and get to Yellow Jacket Stadium this Sunday, August 19th for the finale of the Cinema East summer film series.
Girl Walk // All Day Cinema East summer finale Eastside Track Field at Yellow Jacket Stadium 1156 Hargrave Street, Austin, TX $3, BYOB Hot dogs + free beer also available on-site DJ set by MOUTHFEEL
Free valet parking for bikes provided by The Ghisalo Foundation.
Girl Walk // All Day makes Rolling Stone’s list of The Hottest Rock Films at SxSW and are proud to be in the company of some pretty stellar looking films we hope we get to see as well.
We head down to Austin tomorrow and have four screenings coming up. If you’re interested in coming to a screening, but don’t have a SxSW Film Pass, you can purchase a single admission ticket ($10) at the box office 15 minutes prior to the screening. This does not guarantee entry, but if there is space after badge holders have been let in, you will be admitted.
We are so (so so so so so) very excited to announce that Girl Walk // All Day is an official selection of the 2012 SxSW Film Festival. We’ll be announcing screening times as soon as we know them, but you can assured we’ll be making some MAGIC down in Austin between March 9 - 17th. Get ready!!
The idea behind Girl Walk // All Day emerged from our desire to expand the boundaries around the idea of the traditional music video, which usually spans the length of a single track. This album-length piece will feature a talented group of dancers across a range of public and private spaces around New York City, turning the city's sidewalks and obstacles into part of an evolving improvisational dance routine.
The piece will be available for free online in short, serialized segments and we also plan to screen the full-length film in public spaces, and at festivals, concerts, parties, and beyond -- beginning in October 2011 -- inspiring an interactive viewing experience that will evolve into a series of dance parties around the globe.