Gesa Power House Theatre presents a Power House Movie screening of the experimental film "Aviva" on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.
After meeting online, transatlantic lovers Aviva and Eden embark on a tumultuous courtship, love affair and marriage. The couple struggles, separates, and tries to get back together, as dual aspects of each one’s personality battles forces inside and out.
Director Boaz Yakin's ("Remember the Titans") dreamy dance film, with choreography from former member of Israeli dance company Batsheva Dance Company and co-star Bobbi Jene Smith, tells a story that is timeless, universal and yet up-to-the-moment. The character of Aviva, played by both Zina Zinchenko (and at times by Or Schraiber), is a young Parisian who develops an online romance with Eden, played by Tyler Phillips (and at times Bobbie Jene Smith), a New Yorker. After a long courtship they meet in person and fall in love, settling into an intimate relationship that leads to marriage, but one, as many are, laced with conflicts.
Incorporating exuberant dance sequences and featuring a pair of principal characters played by four different actors daringly expressing both masculine and feminine sides, "Aviva" captures a restless and changing modern world where who we are as women and men, and how we navigate the world, is up for grabs.
Reserved seating tickets ($15 adults, $10 students) are available online at www.phtww.org or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500. This unrated film contain nudity and is recommend for mature audiences. It has a runtime of about 2 hours.