Westchester Magazine YoFi Fest



The Yonkers Film Festival (YoFiFest) is presenting a Sarah Lawrence College Showcase on November 6, 2017 at 6 p.m. at the YOFI DMAC Theater, 66 Main Street in downtown Yonkers, screening new films, Giselle by Severine Reisp and Halina  by Xueni Yang.

Giselle (running 23 min.) is a narrative dance film in which a Syrian refugee falls in love with a charming, but career-driven politician. Written, directed and produced by Sarah Lawrence College senior Severine Reisp, Giselle has already received a number of accolades including, Best Dance Film at Festigious Los Angeles International Film Festival, Best First Time Director at New York Film Awards, Best Dance Film at Paris Play Film Festival, Best Music Video by Chautauqua International Film Festival, Best Choreography at the Oniros Film Awards Italy and Best Student Dance Film by Divulge Dancer’s Film Festival, Los Angeles.

Halina (running 15 min.), written, directed, and produced by Xueni Yang, is about an aspiring pianist who suddenly loses her hearing. After leaving the stage, she is discovered by a young music producer discovers her and encourages her to play in his upcoming concert, transcending her disability. Xueni Yang is a third year student at Sarah Lawrence concentrating in filmmaking.

Tickets may be purchased: http://yofifest.tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=1011428