Foujita Foujita (2023)

Foujita Foujita is a playful look at the luxuries and hardships of Japanese French painter Léonard Foujita Tsuguharu. A man who straddled two countries, known for his absurd and iconic looks, Foujita and his vast portfolio is a treasured part of art history.

Choreographer Mayumi Lashbrook (she/her) embodies Foujita’s determination and shameless drive for notoriety. She pays homage to the painter’s heyday in Paris, France when he was living next to Modigliani and Soutine in Cité Falguière – the historic location where the film is shot. Foujita Foujita is a glimpse at a Japanese visionary building a legacy within Eurocentric standards during the interwar period of the Roaring Twenties.

Performance and Choreography: Mayumi Lashbrook
Cinematography and Editing: Maximiliano Battaglia
Assisting Direction: Ponita Keo
Sound Design: Owen Moran
Direction: Mayumi Lashbrook

Official Selection
Guelph Dance Festival Screen Dance Series
Motion State Film Festival in Rhode Island
Dance Made in Canada Festival

A Certain Song: Yes Sir I Can Boogie (2022)

The story of the hit disco song Yes Sir, I Can Boogie, which continues to dominate the fashion world 45 years after its initial release and entry into the Guinness Book of World Records. Told by Mayte Mateos, founding member of the Spanish duo Baccara, and illustrated by her archive of personal photos, press clippings, and magazine features from the late 1970s era.

Director: Amanda Louise Macchia
Cinematography: Maximiliano Battaglia

2023 Official Selection Dock of the Bay Music Documentary Film Festival (San Sebastián, Spain)