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Obsessed with Light

Directed by Sabine Krayenbühl, Zeva Oelbaum
Film Movement
90 Minutes
Documentary, Biography, LGBTQIA2S+
Not Rated

OBSESSED WITH LIGHT pulls back the curtain on Loïe Fuller (1862-1928), a wildly original performer and pioneer of modern dance. Creating a dialogue between the past and the present, the documentary delves into the astonishing influence Fuller's work has on contemporary culture including artists like Taylor Swift, Bill T. Jones, Shakira and William Kentridge, Red Hot Chili Peppers among many others. Fuller developed a completely new kind of spectacle which combined dance, fabric and movement. It's about a woman who became famous on her own terms – unapologetic about her body type and open about her sexuality.

Director & Cast

  • Director: Sabine Krayenbühl
  • Director: Zeva Oelbaum
  • Starring: Cherry Jones

Where to Watch




  • "Obsessed With Light is effectively directed by Sabine Krayenbuhle and Zeva Oelbaum. They knit together historical footage with contemporary works inspired by Fuller. What unfurls is a rich tapestry of discoveries by a passionately devoted mover and transformer of light and shape. "
    Celia Ipiotis, Eye On Dance
  • "Sabine Krayenbühl and Zeva Oelbaum’s visually illuminating Obsessed With Light has an impressive list of on-camera interviews... all sharing their insights on the significant impact Loïe Fuller’s creativity and innovation has had on them and their work."
    Anne-Katrin Titze, Eye for Film
  • "[A] glorious film filled with wondrous things... knocked my socks off.... "
    Steve Kopian, Unseen Films

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