2010. Great Britain. Gillian Wearing. 88 min.
World premiere. Introduction and discussion with Wearing, Rumbelow, and Lian Stewart
Wednesday, February 16, 2011, 8:00 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
2010. Great Britain. Directed by Gillian Wearing. Turner Prize–winning artist Wearing placed an advertisement in newspapers and job placement offices throughout Newcastle and London: If you were to play a part in a film, would you play yourself or a fictional character? Hundreds of people responded, seven of whom were selected to participate in an experiment. They attended acting workshops with method-acting teacher Sam Rumbelow, using real experiences to shape their characters, and then each acted in their own mini-movie. The film interweaves scenes of these various stages, creating an uncanny mix of reality, story, and fantasy. International Film Selection. 88 min.
In the Film exhibition Documentary Fortnight 2011: MoMA’s International Festival of Nonfiction Film and Media
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