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The Severing

Directed by Mark Pellington

Release: 2022
Runtime: 70
Country: U.S.
Language: English

The Severing from acclaimed filmmaker Mark Pellington (The Mothman Prophecies) is a visceral and powerful feature-length dance film. This cathartic movement piece was created in collaboration with the brilliant choreographer Nina McNeely (Gaspar Noe’s Climax), rising Dutch cinematographer Evelin Van Rei, and editor Sergio Pinheiro. Inspired by the Wim Wenders film Pina, Pellington was interested in expressing feelings and emotions through a ‘narrative of movement and text,’ told through the physical expression of dancers’ bodies and souls. Grief is physical and lies in the body, in our very DNA, which makes movement the ideal way to communicate it. In Pellington’s words, “It’s the way to express what it feels like to be severed or to feel nothing. The film is a cathartic reencounter for anybody who’s felt loss, or isolation, or struggled with these themes: fear, reconnection, isolation.”

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  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Color: Color


Venue City Date
Alamo Drafthouse Lower Manhattan New York 1680235200March 31 - April 8, 2023
Brain Dead Studios Los Angeles 1680753600April 6, 2023
Dairy Arts Center Boulder 1680840000April 7, 2023
Gateway Film Center Columbus 1675400400February 3 - February 10, 2023
Laemmle Theatres Los Angeles 1681704000April 17 - April 19, 2023