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

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

#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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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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my sunshine 🌞sunnie_kim art assisting me this week as I production design for #inthislifefilm directed by batshevaguez starring robbiefairchild 🎥👯✨#productiondesign #shortfilm #dancefilm #weberproductiondesign ...

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Loved this shot! .
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Had so much fun dancing on the church pews yesterday for a new dance film coming SOON. What a bomb TEAM making this all happen. 🤘🏼batshevaguez giacomobelletti robbiefairchild jamesals0p #inthislifefilm #inthislifemovie
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Congrats to another one of our #workingalums! Posted withrepost • batshevaguez Thank you, lareviewofbooks for this truly lovely review of #inThisLifeFilm ! We are screening next on Nov 20th at thebroadstage at 7:30 pm in Santa Monica.. .
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My beautiful dancers watching playback during our shoot yesterday. #InThisLifeFilm choreography by jamesals0p .
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This Friday, July 12th at 8:45pm at the Walter Reade Theater!
Catch #InThisLifeFilm, featuring choreography by Gallim's Andrea Miller, staring Robbie Fairchild and directed by Bat-Sheva Guez. They spent 14 hours in the ocean, capturing this film that illustrates the stages of grief, exploring the language of loss through dance, narrative scenes, and performance art. .
Tickets and more information --> #linkinbio gallimdanceco
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📸by Daniel D'Ottavio
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Apparently the New York Times thinks you should see my movie tonight!! I'm so honored to be mentioned. 💖 Catch IN THIS LIFE at 8:45 pm at the Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center. Tickers in my bio. .
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#inthislifefilm is having a good festival run! it won Best Experimental Film at brooklynfilmfestival had a great priemire at lincolncenter’s #danceoncamerafestival, and just won Best Musical Film at flickers.riiff! What an amazing vision by batshevaguez and robbiefairchild, so honored to have done production design on the project 🌊 #film #dancefilm #filmfest #lincolncenter #brooklynfilmfestival #riiff2019 ...

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#Repost robbiefairchild
Bargaining
Act lll In This Life
Directed by batshevaguez
Choreography by andreamiller_gallim
Photo by dottaviophoto
Score by babyt33th
#fivestagesofgrief
NYC Premiere
July 12th 8:45 pm
Walter Reade Theater
Ticket link in bio. .
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In This Life - Whole Film