Screening: My Art (Q & A with Laurie Simmons Follows)
Where: Nitehawk Cinema (Williamsburg)
136 Metropolitan Ave.
718-782-8370 Price: $16
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Ellie Shine (Laurie Simmons) is a single artist living in New York City. Ellie has a good life: a stable teaching job, successful friends, and a loyal, aging dog named Bing. As her decades-old dream of a respectable place in the art world becomes more elusive, her frustration with her lack of recognition feels alarmingly urgent.
When she is offered the summer house and studio of a famous friend she seizes the opportunity to hit the reset button on her life and work. She unwittingly finds inspiration in two out-of-work actors who maintain the gardens at her summer retreat: Frank (Robert Clohessy), a recent widower trying to reassemble his life by turning his back on a mediocre acting career, and Tom (Josh Safdie), a young, hungry actor whose wife (Parker Posey) has a less ambitious vision for their idyllic country life. Joining them is John (John Rothman), a thrice-divorced, disillusioned lawyer looking for a summer distraction. This unlikely trio helps Ellie reinvent her artistic identity by participating in her DIY art videos—improbable recreations of old Hollywood films. They accompany Ellie on an odd and unexpected journey toward finding her late-blooming artistic momentum.
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Since its founding ArtTable has transitioned from one centered on membership services to an organization with a greater public purpose. Our annual benefit gala recognizes and promotes the achievements of outstanding women in the visual arts on a national level. Through our multiple career-oriented programs at the national and chapter levels, we have also assumed an active role in advancing opportunities for the next generation entering the field and developing pivotal relationships with young women of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds to address the marked lack of diversity in arts employment.Buy tickets/get more info now