6:30-8:00 p.m.: Documentary Film: “Belly: Sensual, Scarred, Sacred” – Cozmic Pizza. With special appearance by Cecila Rinn, Director. Suggested donation $5. DVDs will be available for purchase ONLY during the showing.
BELLY is an intimate peek into the personal lives of several belly-dancers who have been profoundly affected by this unique dance form. This documentary lets the dancers interviewed tell the story of being a belly dancer in their own words, which covers the topics of family, body image, sisterhood, female empowerment, and spirituality. BELLY features both novices and star dancers, including Delilah, Mahisha, Amy Sigil & Shelly DeCant of Unmata, Sidonia On Dunia, Calypso & Jamileh of Midnight Mirage, Samira Il Naia of Cairo Fusion, Itheyla, and Christina & Jenna of Shimmy Shakti.
Cecilia & Chad Rinn of Full Tilt Boogie L.L.C. have been working on this documentary for 3 years. The film has been funded entirely from performances and sales of belly dance costumes created by Cecilia. She is not only the director of the film, but also a professional belly-dancer. Cecilia has been dancing for nearly 15 years and brings her love for the dance form to the screen in her first full length documentary. Dancers from all over the western United States are raving about the movie and how accurately it captures this unique, surprising community that plays such a large role in the lives of so many women.
See http://www.ftbproductions.com/films_belly.htm for more information about Belly: Sensual, Scarred, Sacred.