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March 09, 2009 08:00 ET

Movement, Movies, and More in March at Edmonton, Alberta Festivals

March Roars to Life in Festival City with the Expanse Movement Arts Festival, Jewish Film Festival and Alberta Student Film Festival

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - March 9, 2009) - March roars in like a lion to Festival City with several Edmonton, Alberta festivals bringing high impact movies and high momentum dance.

The 2009 Expanse Movement Arts Festival Experience features four full days of bodies in motion at Edmonton's Roxy Theatre. The festival explodes with high velocity improvisation, monstrous mayhem, live rock and roll, and contemporary dance.

An international line-up of explosive performances at this exciting Festival City event includes new works including "Pair Dance" from London, England, and "Marked" by Edmontonian Trevor Schmidt, and the world premiere of Linda Turnbull's stunning interactive performance piece, "My Song".

Whether you come for the shows, the opening party, or to perfect your handstand at a conditioning workshop, Expanse 2009 promises to get your pulse racing. Visit www.azimuththeatre.com for more information.

The 2009 Edmonton Jewish Film Festival picks up movie-going momentum with the just released documentary The Case for Israel (PG). Jeffrey Robbins, who served as U.S. Delegate to the United Nations Human Rights Commission, facilitates a Q & A immediately following the film on Sunday, March 8th. Feature dramas, timely documentaries, and films exploring the complexities of growing up, make the 2009 Edmonton Jewish Film Festival appealing to a wide audience. Visit www.jewishedmonton.org for more information.

And don't miss sensational screenings at the Alberta Student Film Festival (ASFF). A venue for both emerging and seasoned Albertan student filmmakers, the ASFF supports homegrown independent film. It also provides opportunities for post-secondary and high school students from all over Alberta to have their movies screened. The Edmonton festival wraps up with an awards show offering top prizes that help young filmmakers continue to grow their craft. Visit www.asfilmfest.ca for more information.

Motion pictures and dance motion at Edmonton events in March promise to see Edmontonians through to the end of another Festival City winter.

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