The Rest I Make Up
Thu Nov 15, 18:30
Film,Q+A, Barbican Cinema, £10.5 / £9.5 con
dir Michelle Memran | USA | 2018 | 79min
Pioneering avantgarde playwright and director Maria Irene Fornes may be better known for her relationship with Susan Sontag but she is considered, by some, to be one of the most influential playwrights and teachers of the 20thcentury. A chance meeting with documentary filmmaker Michelle Memran, leads to a tender and inspiring portrait of Irene's later years as she faces the challenges of memory loss, in much the same way she lived her life; with humour, creativity, style and sass. Throughout their developing working relationship, Irene mentors Michelle, guiding her through the same creative process she applied to her own work encouraging vulnerability, transparency and creative free-thinking. An inspiring lesson in the way of the artist.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker.