ANGELBIRD is a short film that explores the roots and transformation of a woman dealing with the loss of her mother. The film moves, dream-like, across the physical and emotional landscapes of her life, from the shores of Lake Michigan to the streets of Los Angeles. Using street performance as a vehicle for transformation, she breaks from the cage of grief to become the embodiment of freedom.
ANGELBIRD is based on the true story of Elizabeth Yochim, a multi-media performance artist, art historian, dancer, and filmmaker. She creates solo and group performance works internationally in the environment—be it the city or the natural world. She has shared performances of the Angelbird with audiences all over the world including nine countries and over 50 cities in the United States, Canada, and Europe.