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GUEST OF CINDY SHERMAN

USA, 2008 (MIFF 2009, Arts and Minds)

Director: Tom Donahue, Paul Hasegawa-Overacker

GUEST OF CINDY SHERMAN

“Far too outlandish to be believable - except it's all true.” - Wired

What happens when the sceptical outsider becomes romantically involved with the ultimate insider? For Paul H-O, the fly in the ointment of the New York art scene of the 80s and 90s, his entanglement with the much lauded and press-shy artist Cindy Sherman led to a severe case of ‘famous-girlfriend syndrome'.

H-O gives a fascinating insight into what it's like living in the shadow of a well-known partner in this bittersweet, behind-the-scenes glimpse of a blossoming relationship cracking under the weight of a brittle male ego.

“An intimate, hypnotic reflection on the alienating mixture of love and celebrity.” - New York

D Tom Donahue, Paul Hasegawa-Overacker P Tom Donahue, Paul Hasegawa-Overacker, Anura Idupuganti WS The Film Sales Company TD digibeta/2008

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LOUISE BOURGEOIS: THE SPIDER, THE MISTRESS AND THE TANGERINE

USA, 2008
“My childhood has never lost its magic, it has never lost its mystery, and it has never lost its drama.” - Louise Bourgeois, sculptor, painter and performance artist ... Over half a century into … More »

VARESE, THE ONE ALL ALONE

Netherlands, 2009
“His music is completely unique. If you haven't heard it yet, go hear it.” - Frank Zappa ... Described by writer Henry Miller as “the stratospheric colossus of sound”, French sonic alchemist … More »

STRANGE LUCK OF VS NAIPAUL, THE

UK, 2008
“It's impossible not to be astonished by the paradox of V.S. Naipaul: that someone so fiercely clever, who writes so beautifully and humanely, can be so very unlikable.” - Guardian ... The life a… More »

JOURNEY WITH PETER SELLARS, A

Austria, UK, France, 2007
“Art for me is a path and not a destination.” - theatre director Peter Sellars ... Filming over two years, Mark Kidel travels a rocky artistic road with one of the world's most controversial thea… More »

FLicKeR

Canada, 2008
“Art doesn't stop when you close your eyes.” ... Living at the psychedelic epicenter of the 60s Beat counter culture, Brion Gysin was a poet, artist, calligrapher and mystic. He introduced Willia… More »

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