30.09. - 09.10.2021

Check Your Body At The Door USA 2011 | 60 min | OV | Colour | FF 2012

Charles Atlas

Since the 1970s, Charles Atlas (*1958) has been known for both his documentaries and his video installations. A selection of his film and video work was shown in a retrospective at London‘s Tate Modern in 2006.

Michael Schwartz

MICHAEL SCHWARTZ (*1978) and TYLER NILSON (*1981) are two film-makers from North California. In 2014, they started up their production company Lucky Treehouse. The Peanut Butter Falcon is their communal debut feature.

Sally R. Sommer

Sally R. Sommer has written hundreds of articles on dance and pop culture for „New York Times“, „Vanity Fair“ and „Le Monde“. She has taught dance sciences and also made several documentaries on the subject.

rated for 0 + years
The dance culture of house music enjoyed its zenith in the 1990s.  With breath-taking virtuosity, the dancers in New York's underground clubs performed their improvised dance routines.  The film revisits the dance scene of the post-disco era with footage from the last 30 years and presents its main protagonists from Archie Burnett to Brian "Footwork" Green and Ejoe Wilson.  The film is preceded by the Belgian short "Landscape Duet" by video artist Pierre Larauza, shot in hypnotic super-slow-motion.
Original title: Check Your Body At The Door
Film type: Documentary Feature
Original language: English
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Sally R. Sommer, Charles Atlas, Michael Schwartz
Screenplay: Sally R. Sommer, Archie Burnett
Producer: Sally R. Sommer
Director of Photography: Charles Atlas, Charles Gelber, Michael Schwartz
Production Design:
Editor: Charles Atlas
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: HDCam
German Distributor:
World Sales:


Filmfest Hamburg gGmbH | Mönckebergstraße 18 | D-20095 Hamburg
Tel. +49 40 399 19 00 0 | Fax. +49 40 399 19 00 10