BIFF 2021: 20.-28. oktober
International documentary
Guest of Cindy Sherman

Guest of Cindy Sherman

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Guest of Cindy Sherman
USA / 2008 / 88 min
DIRECTOR:
Tom Donahue & Paul Hasegawa-Overacker
Being the boyfriend of a world famous artist isn't always that great

Cindy Sherman is one of the world's most famous and recognizable contemporary artists. Her series of "Untitled Film Stills", where she inserts herself into what seems to be still images from old, forgotten movies, features some of the most iconic imagery produced in the eighties and nineties. GUEST OF CINDY SHERMAN is the story of the somewhat less successful Paul Hasegawa-Overacker and his less than successful relationship with Sherman. As well as being a film about the two artists and their relationship, it's also a film that's remarkably frank in its portrayal of interpersonal relationships in the art world.

Tom Donahue & Paul Hasegawa-Overacker

Paul Hasegawa-Overacker has worked as both an artist and as the host and producer of the art show "Gallery Beat", which was broadcast on PBS in the early nineties. GUEST OF CINDY SHERMAN is his first film as a director.

Tom Donahue started his career as a film editor and then moved on to produce and finally direct documentary films. GUEST OF CINDY SHERMAN is his first film as a director.