Film: My Art

When: 08/26/2018, 6:00 pm

Introduced at the 2016 Venice Film Festival, and released in the U.S. this past January, the directorial debut of acclaimed artist and photographer Laurie Simmons is a funny and lyrical feminist take on midlife crisis. It is also a moving and insightful film on the artistic process.

Simmons plays Ellie Shine, a 65-year-old New York artist whose career needs a jolt. Spending the summer house-sitting upstate for a friend, she makes a very good use of two jobless actors (Robert Clohessy and Josh Safdie) for a new project intended to bring her creative mojo back: a series of stylish, reenactments of classic Hollywood films such as Some Like It Hot, A Clockwork Orange and The Misfits.

The movie also stars Parker Posey and has a cameo of Simmons’ daughter, actress and writer Lena Dunham.  Ms. Dunham will be in attendance for this screening. Running Time: 86 minutes.

Located at Pierson High School auditorium in Sag Harbor.