What began as a viral video of a girl dancing on the Staten Island Ferry is now a riotously joyous odyssey in the form of a 71-minute feature length music clip.
By pairing the tale of a girl who dances across the city with a genre-defying soundtrack by mash-up producer Girl Talk, Director Jacob Krupnick has created an exuberant ode to self-expression and New York City.
Girl Walk//All Day stars Anne Marsen as a rebellious dancer who, possessed with the spirit of freedom, busts out from ballet class and unleashes her killer moves in public. She is joined along the way by Daisuke Omiya, a rhythmically endowed tap dancer, and John Doyle, who carves up the concrete with body-popping robot moves. They sing the body electric as they dance through the subways, parks, department stores, bridges, markets and outdoor parades that define NYCâ€™s character.
Thereâ€™s tapping atop the Wall Street Bull, pole dancing on the L-train and a high intensity chase scene involving a mugger who wields parkour dance moves. Girl Walk is an evocation of the city as a stage; every frame brims with life and movement. Private compulsions are put on public display in this go-getting celebration of optimism.
It also puts you in the mood to party, and the Girl Walk Team are currently doing just that: taking the good times with them across the USA with a series of event-specific screenings, Q&As and dance parties.
The film and the album are subject to licensing issues, meaning Girl Walk//All Day will probably not have widespread distribution. You can watch the film and download the album online. Not only that, but you can also request a screening event in your area.
Melbourne residents can see the film at Speakeasy Cinema at The Richmond Weekender on March 31.