New York, NY (April 7, 2015)– Rhythm in Motion, a series of 10 short films created by Jenny Schweitzer in collaboration with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Arts & Design, and in association with Killer Content, parent company of Killer Films and Cinelan, a digital film studio, will premiere on The Atlantic on April 7, 2015. The acclaimed film series depicts the inner lives of extraordinary underground musicians. Wide-ranging subjects include an all-female mariachi band, a traditional Korean drummer, a gospel singer, and a musical saw player. A new episode will premiere every Tuesday for 10 weeks.
WHAT: Rhythm in Motion short film series premiering with The Atlantic
WHEN: Starting on April 7, 2015 (12p) for 10 weeks
DETAILS: Viewing at http://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/389429/flor-de-toloache
Filmmaker Jenny Schweitzer, said, “These films break preconceived notions of subway musicians and what drives them to play underground. I’m so fortunate that these brilliant artists, who continually brighten the underground for all of us New Yorkers, entrusted me to tell their deeply personal stories. ”
Chris Heller, Senior Associate Editor of The Atlantic Video, described Rhythm in Motion as “a remarkable series. From mariachi bands to beatboxers,Jenny Schweitzer recognizes the undeniable passions within street music, transforming each film into a big-hearted meditation about art, performance, and identity.”
Adrienne Becker, CEO of Killer Content, said, “We can become desensitized to the sights and sounds of urban arts and culture. But Jenny Schweitzer, through exquisite filmmaking, gets us to stop, look and listen. At Killer, we look forward to continuing our support of this very talented filmmaker.”
Episodes have previously been showcased at the Seattle International, HOTDOCS and Aspen Shortsfest film festivals and on the Starbucks Network and AMEXnow VOD channel. The episode Flor de Toloache was included in this year’s eight film lineup for Lunafest (www.lunafest.org), a 150+ venue, nationwide film festival sponsored by Clifbar to raise funds for The Breast Cancer Fund.
The films were created in collaboration with the MTA’s arts division, MTA Arts & Design, and in association with Killer Content (Still Alice, Alec Baldwin’sHere’s the Thing podcast) and Cinelan (FOCUS FORWARD Short Films, Big Ideas and WE THE ECONOMY 20 Short Films You Can’t Afford To Miss).
For more information about Rhythm in Motion and to view the trailer, visit: http://www.RhythmInMotion.nyc. For downloadable press materials (including production notes and high-res photos) visit http://rhythminmotion.nyc/press-kit/. To reach filmmaker Jenny Schweitzer directly, email firstname.lastname@example.org.