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Screening - Guest of Cindy Sherman

Sunday, June 28, 2009
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Movies on a Big Screen
Location Details:
The Guild Theater - 2828 35th St, Sacramento, CA

Friday, June 26, 2009 at
2014 P St, Sacramento (between 20th & 21st on P St, upstairs from Minnick Web Services)
7:00 PM and 9:30 PM
Seating is on metal folding chairs. Feel free to bring a pillow or cushion (or even your own chair)
Admission: $5.00

Sunday, June 29, 2009 at The Guild Theater
2828 35th St, Sacramento
7:00 PM
Admission: $5.00

Guest of Cindy Sherman

In the early 1990s, Paul H-O became a fixture of the New York art scene with his public access show GalleryBeat. Armed with a video camera, he made his way around art openings and exhibitions, alienating some with his candid, witty assessments of their work but winning many fans in the process. Among the latter was Cindy Sherman, the press-shy art superstar, who later, to Paul's surprise, invited him to her downtown studio for a series of exclusive interviews, which form the basis of "Guest of Cindy Sherman." During the course of these sessions, he not only gains unprecedented insight into her artistic process, but also develops a deep-seated romantic attachment to her. Cindy returns the sentiment, and a relationship blossoms between the two. Their bliss is somewhat short-lived, however, as Paul finds himself wracked with anxiety about his own personality becoming subsumed by his role as Cindy's "plus one" at the celebrity-studded art openings and dinners she regularly attends.

Filmed over the course of 15 years and including interviews with a veritable who's who of the art and entertainment world (including Roberta Smith, Ingrid Sischy, John Waters, Robert Longo, Carol Kane, David Furnish, Danny DeVito, Molly Ringwald, and Eric Fischl), "Guest of Cindy Sherman" paints a vivid picture of a New York art scene increasingly driven by money and fame. H-O also tackles-with more than a bit of humor-the role his own fragile ego plays in his relationship with Sherman. The end result is a witty, illuminating look at celebrity, male anxiety, and art.
Added to the calendar on Tue, Jun 2, 2009 9:28PM
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