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

On location Production office. Not too shabby!! 😎🎬#producerlife #inthislifefilm #upsince4am #flamingo ...

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Dear MA friends! My short film is screening in Providence at the (Oscar-qualifying ooh!) Rhode Island Int'l Film Festival. You're invited! We go on at 6pm. If you're around, it would be lovely to see you! flickers.riiff #inthislifemovie #stagesofgrief #genre-bending #awardwinning #film ...

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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. . . #inthislifemovie #grief #dance #performanceart #movies nytimes ...

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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. . . . #dance #ocean #GallimDance #inthislifemovie ...

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Loved this shot! . #directing #onset #art #church #Repost kathleen_laituri ・・・ 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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Huge congrats to batshevaguez (from episode 11) Her film #inthislifefilm won Best Experimental Film at the brooklynfilmfestival! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 #directing #5stagesofgrief #dancefilm #womeninfilm #inThisLifeMovie #WomeninFilm #filmmaker #filmmaking #nsldpodcast #filmmakingpodcast ...

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IT’S OFFICIAL! I’M COMING BACK TO LINCOLN CENTER! *********** In This Life Premieres at Dance on Film Festival Lincoln Center Walter Reade Theater July 12th 8:45pm $15 tickets *********** #inthislifefilm ...

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Up close and personal. Day 2 is a wrap. #inthislifefilm #dreamer #dancer #actor #filmmaker #producer #lotsofhats #danceonfilm batshevaguez giacomobelletti wearerivka ...

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Sometimes, the perfect crew just comes together. Other times, you get to call the shots and hire the perfect team. 🌟 Always a joy to work with the inimitable catriona_rubenis_stevens 💜 (and kinda sorta dress the same.) . . #film #womeninfilm #indiefilm #indieproducer #inthislifefilm #lincolncenter #premiere #frocks #crinklyskirts ...

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Bargaining Act lll #inthislifefilm Choreography by andreamiller_gallim Photo by dottaviophoto #fivestagesofgrief NYC Premiere July 12th 8:45 pm Walter Reade Theater Ticket link in bio. ...

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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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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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In This Life - Whole Film