Dancing in The Hallways
Video Premiere
Director ALex Florez

Run dates: April 23rd-26th, 2004
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 24th; 3-5pm
Location: Loisada Cafe
Directions: 153 Rivington St. New York, NY. 10002

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Creative Thriftshop proudly presents Dancing in the Hallways, a documentary short about a Long Island City artist space and iit’s internal conflicts. Directed by filmmaker Alex Florez and starring Juan Doe and Al Padrino, this film will have you bent over in a fit of laughter. An offical selection of The Arlene’s Grocery Picture Show which is now in it’s 4th year with over 400 films and 5 venues on the lower east side, the film will participate in the annual “The Groceries” film festival which has become the subject of contentious litigation, achieving a kind of Warhol like iconoclasm. .

Shot on location in under a day, this short will provide a live and in-living-color portrayal of the exploration of what artists Doe and Padrino must go through in order to express themselves in a world where the spray can is mightier than the sword.

With a running time of just over ten minutes, Dancing in the Hallway gives a fly on the wall perspective of life in an artist commune where different people’s aspirations and professional goals run counter to those of these two outlandish artists. Included in this film are some rarely documented interviews with both Juan Doe and Al Padrino.

Dancing in the Hallways will be on view throughout the week of April 23rd- April 26th at Loisada Cafe. See www.arlene-grocery.com for event calendar.


about the artist: Juan Doe an artist that strains the boundary between painting, propaganda, polemics, and philosophical discourse in art. He encapsulated a new age aesthetic through his command of the graphic process but with the masterful execution of a painter. His images are non-negotiable, they cannot be interpreted or postponed; they exist now, for the oxygen of the viewers eyes.

about the artist: Anibal Padrino Born in the Bronx, New York, in the early 1970s, Currently lives and works in Long Island City, at the now famous Crane Studios. After completing a half semester of academic art education at the School of Visual Arts he was voted “Most Valuable Painter,” May 10, 1991. He graduated with honorary masters degree in ironic bachelor of fine arts and entertainment, 1999.

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about the organization:
Arlene’s Grocery Picture Show In 2004 they showed over 400 films to over 5,000 people, expanding to five Lower East Side venues. In total that results in more people and more films per minute than any festival in the world. Being that it’s a fun film festival the rules are that there are "no rules" and there is free admission all festival-long. The cost is $5 to submit films., which can be any length, any genre, from anywhere.

Dancing in the Hallways, 2004
Director Alex Florez
Video courtesy of {CTS} creative thriftshop, New York
video still: Dancing in the Hallways, 2004.
Image courtesy of {CTS} creative thriftshop, New York
video still: Dancing in the Hallways, 2004.
Image courtesy of {CTS} creative thriftshop, New York