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Papal Brokendance

Original Title (If different): 
Papal Brokendance
Production country: 
United States
Running time (In minutes): 
6 min
Art, Dance, Music
Music video
Film Credits
About the Director: 

Marie Losier, born in France in 1972, is a filmmaker and curator working in New York City. She has shown her films and videos at museums, galleries, biennials and festivals. In 2009, she was invited to The Centre George Pompidou in Paris to present her work in progress on her first feature film-a portrait of on the musical genius Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, and her band Psychic TV. She has show so far this year at the Berlin Film Festival, Bozar in Belguim, at the Walter Reade in NYC among others and is invited to be on the Jury for the ERA NEW HORIZONS International Film Festival in Poland in July. She will be showing at the Fondation Cartier Festival in Toulouse with Tony Conrad in September.
In 2008 she was invited to present her new film portrait on musician and filmmaker, Tony Conrad-Tony Conrad DreaMinimalist- at the TATE MODERN and THE BASEL ART FAIR and at The Rotterdam and Berlin Film Festival, The Havard Film Archives, The Kassel Documentary Film Festival, The Copenhagen Film Festival, Cornell Cinema among others. At the The Berlin Film Festival, she presented 7 films in a solo show at the Forum-Arsenal “Marie Losier Goes Underground”, where she premiered her new film on Tony Conrad. She was also included for the 2006 Whitney Biennial (Whitney Museum, NY) with her film on Richard Foreman, The Ontological Cowboy and at MOMA (Museum of Modern Art, NY) with Electrocute Your Stars, film on George Kuchar. In 2007, she curated a show for The Rotterdam Film Festival, “Sweet Sixteen“. She was also invited to The Berlin Film Festival to present a new film that she made in collaboration with Canadian Filmmaker Guy Maddin, Manuelle Labor.

She has started her first feature film, a portrait of on the musical genius Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, and her band Psychic TV. The work in progress was be shown in 2009 at the Centre George Pompidou in April to open Hors Pistes.

She had her first Solo Show called OUTTAKES at the Luxe Gallery (53 Stanton Street, New York, NY 10002) in September 2008 on outtakes from her feature film on Genesis P-Orridge.

She has also shown her work at P.S.1 (Contemporary Art Center, NYC), Tribeca Film Festival (NYC), Berlin Film Festival (Germany), Rotterdam International Film Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival (Australia), The Seoul Film Festival (Korea), The Lausanne Film Festival (Swiss), The Wexner Art Center (OI), LUXE Gallery (NYC), Andrew Kreps Gallery (NYC), White Column Gallery (NYC), The Black Maria Film Festival(NY), The Biennial of Saint Etienne (France), The New York Underground Film Festival (NYC), Festival Nouveau Cinema (Canada), Ismailia International Film Festival (Egypt), Stockholm International Film Festival (Netherlands), Pleasure Dome (Toronto), Anthology Film Archives (NY), Ocularis (NY), Robert Beck Memorial Cinema (NYC), Detroit Film Center, Cinematexas (TX), Chicago Film Festival, British Film Institute (London), Berlin Film Kinemathek: Kino Arsenal ( Germany)Au Grand Action (Paris), MAC/VAL (Musée d’Art Contemporain, France) and many others.

In 2000, she became the film curator at FIAF/The French Institute Alliance Francaise in New York City, where she presents a weekly film series. She has hosted many notable directors and artists, including Raoul Coutard, William Klein, Claire Denis, Isabelle Huppert, Chantal Akerman, Jane Birkin, Jeanne Moreau, Bertrand Tavernier, and Anouk Aimée.

She also programed experimental films at the Robert Beck Memorial Cinema and Ocularis and today programs and bring experimental films series in Europe and all over in the States.

She has also performed in films by George Kuchar, Mike Kuchar, and Jackie Raynal, and in plays by Juliana Francis and Tony Torn.

She is on the board of the Film Coop in NYC, Ocularis and The Flux Factory in Queens.

Film director: 
Marie Losier
Marie Losier
Marie Losier
Film photographer: 
Marie Losier
Psychic TV3
Art Director: 
Marie Losier
Cast 1: 
Genesis P-Orridge
Film synopsis: 
Music video Papal Breakdance by PTV3-Genesis P-Orridge With Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and many friends. A campy music video in the style of a scopitone from the early 1960s, with the wonderful cast of 10 boys in sexy red singlets and girls in red tutus, all dancing with joy with Genesis P-Orridge in a boxing ring…all the ingredients for a slap stick boxing match in music.
Budget Range: 
Under $10 000
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Original Film Format: 
not specified
Format Ratio: 
Festival Selection, Awards...
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Previous Festival Screenings and Awards:
Berlin Film Festival (Germany)-February
Fullframe Festival 2009, Gartenbaukino, (Vienna)-March
European Media Art Festival-EMAF (Germany)-April
Edinburgh International Film Festival (Scotland)-June
Le Lieu Unique- Nantes (France) Oct

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