In This Life

Grief is unavoidable and universal; a painfully physical experience in which language is often inadequate and where words are often unable to convey loss or to comfort it.  In five acts, this film illustrates the stages of grief, exploring the language of loss through dance, narrative scenes, and performance art, conveying the complexity of grief in the often wordless way it impacts all our lives.

After every major loss, we must grieve for the person we used to be, for the future we thought we'd have. The journey to accept this new version of ourselves is often fraught with rage and pain as we shed our old skin to make way for the new. This film is about that journey.

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Directed by
Bat-Sheva Guez

Written by
Bat-Sheva Guez & Robbie Fairchild

Starring
Robbie Fairchild

Choreographers
James Alsop, Warren Craft,  Robbie Fairchild, Andrea Miller, Christopher Wheeldon

Cinematography
Giacomo Belletti

Production Design
Karen Weber

Performers
Kathleen Laituri, Heather Lang, Rico Lebron, Martha Nichols, Michael Rosen, Ahmad Simmons,  Ryan Steele, Abby Stephensen, Cassandra Surianello, Julien Valme

*** Find us on instagram, youtube and facebook via #InThisLifeFilm

Additional Festivals/Screenings:
Newport Beach Film Festival
Art of Brooklyn Film Fest
Lighthouse International Film Festival
Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival
Bolton International Film Festival
ADF Movies by Movers
Exit-6 Film Festival
On Art, Poland
Elba International Film Festival
InShadow Screendance Film Festival, Lisbon
Reel Affirmations Film Festival, Washington DC
Santa Monica College

Watch on ALL ARTS.org

رحلتي من يوم كنت ننه
الي وحده هوت ومززه😩😫😫
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Huge congrats to batshevaguez (from episode 11) Her film #inthislifefilm won Best Experimental Film at the brooklynfilmfestival! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
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So I’m a day late...but it’s been a crazy busy two days of filming my first dance film #inthislifefilm An exploration of the language of loss. Beyond grateful to be collaborating with these amazing artists! ❤️❤️❤️batshevaguez giacomobelletti dremills_gallim wheeldony jamesals0p #warrencraft michaelhsurosen heatherblee rysteele ahmadsimmons nichols14 julienvalme kathleen_laituri cassysurianello eslyn9 ricolebron jortface dottavio77 #dreamer #filmmaker #danceonfilm #dance #storytelling #producer ...

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#inthislifefilm WON BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM brooklynfilmfestival!!! 🌈🌈🌈🌈
Congratulations batshevaguez and robbiefairchild 🤸‍♂️ So honored to share a part of this beautiful work!!!
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So moved by robbiefairchild ‘s performance today. This actor can seriously bring it. #InThisLifeFilm day 3/5 #directing #onset #filmmaking #ITLfilm ...

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We are going to Lincoln Center!! Such a milestone to screen something that I directed at the Walter Reade Theater. (But I will play it cool - NBD) #InThisLifeFilm is one of the highlight short films at the Dance on Camera Festival. .
Catch us July 12th at 8:45 pm. Oh, and I did I mention we have a trailer? Here it is. .
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Starring robbiefairchild who wrote it with me. Choreography by jamesals0p Warren Craft, wheeldony gallimdanceco and Robbie Fairchild
Cast includes heatherblee, kathleen_laituri michaelhsurosen, ahmadsimmons cassysurianello abigailemstephenson, nichols14, ricolebron ryesteele julienvalme
Score by babyt33th

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Thanks dancemagazine for the exclusive look of #inthislifefilm
Click my link in bio to see footage from the film and to hear a bit about the process and why my director batshevaguez and I wanted to make it.
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My beautiful dancers watching playback during our shoot yesterday. #InThisLifeFilm choreography by jamesals0p .
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Spent my Labor Day directing a dance film in the ocean. Here are our dancers heatherblee and michaelhsurosen resting on the dock before our last setup. Choreography by dremills_gallim #InThisLifeFilm day 2/5. Masks by jortface .
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Our screening of In This Life is tonight! 7:30 pm at the Broad Stage on 11th street in Santa Monica. Tickets are free! I'm happy to be here and was so relieved to see a gorgeous rain this morning and no fires. Big thanks to smcedu for hosting us. Right now, robbiefairchild is off teaching a master class with Griz while I catch up on work. If you can make it to the screening, I would love to share this film with you! .
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This week! My short film IN THIS LIFE plays at the kashishfilmfest.
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Starring robbiefairchild who wrote it with me. Produced by us with kellyspoolhall. Cinematography by Giacomo Belletti #dance #grief #danceoncamera #inthislifemovie
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WHOOPINGTON!
IN THIS LIFE will screen at Lighthouse Film Festival 🌟😎 congratulations Bat-Sheva Guez, Robbie Fairchild and, Jeanette Bonner AdventurePantsFilm #FFacceptances #inthislifefilm #filmmaking #filmfestivals #filmmakers
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IT’S OFFICIAL! I’M COMING BACK TO LINCOLN CENTER!
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In This Life
Premieres at Dance on Film Festival
Lincoln Center
Walter Reade Theater
July 12th
8:45pm
$15 tickets ***********
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Grief is a painfully physical experience, one where spoken language is often inadequate to convey loss or to comfort it. In a tale that is universal and yet profoundly personal, this film explores the physical language of loss. #inthislifefilm #dance #performance #culturevulture #boltonfilmfest #kudosbolton #filmfest #bolton ...

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In This Life - Whole Film