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MoMA Presents: Brian M. Cassidy and Melanie Shatzky’s Francine

September 12–18, 2012

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Recently released from prison, Francine (Academy Award winner Melissa Leo) reacts to freedom as another kind of confinement. Leo’s extraordinarily realistic portrayal of a woman at the edge of reason obliterates distinctions between performance art and acting, investing the film with a rare intensity. The filmmaking team of Brian M. Cassidy and Melanie Shatzky, known for their documentaries The Patron Saints (2011) and God Provides (2007), have created a searing, naturalistic portrait of a lost soul.

Organized by Laurence Kardish, Senior Curator, Department of Film.
<i>Francine.</i> 2012. USA/Canada. Written and directed by Brian M. Cassidy, Melanie Shatzky

Francine. 2012. USA/Canada. Written and directed by Brian M. Cassidy, Melanie Shatzky