Film Screening, Rio Cinema

5 JUNE 2010
Film screening / Contort Yourself

introduced by Fatos Ustek, Independent Curator and Critic
1.30 – 4.45pm
Rio Cinema, Dalston, E8 2PB


Guest of Cindy Sherman (2008)
Dir: Paul Hasegawa-Overacker & Tom Donahue. 88 min
This film takes an eye-opening look at what happens when a sceptical outsider finds himself romantically involved with the ultimate insider. Filmed over 15 years and including interviews with a veritable who’s who of the art and entertainment world (including Ingrid Sischy, John Waters, Robert Longo, Carol Kane, David Furnish, Danny DeVito, and Molly Ringwald), the film paints a vivid picture of the New York art scene that is also a witty, illuminating look at celebrity, male anxiety, and art.

Lover Other directed by Barbara Hammer
Colour + B&W, Sound, 55 min, 2006
1920s Surrealist artists Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore come to life in this hybrid documentary. Lesbians and step-sisters, the gender-bending artists lived and worked together all their lives. Heroic resisters to the Nazis occupying Jersey Isle during WWII, they were captured and sentenced to death.
Award-winning filmmaker Barbara Hammer infuses this film with vigor using photographs, archival footage, dramatic interludes of a ‘found Cahun script’ and unique interviews of Jersey Isle residents who knew the ‘sisters’.