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FILM SCREENINGS

  • Self Made

    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



  • Self Made

    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.