City Gallery

Past event

Film Screening: Dysfunctional-Family Double Feature

5 February 2017

Dir. Ellen Hovde, Albert Maysles, David Maysles, and Muffie Meyer Grey Gardens 1975
94min | PG

Filmed in their derelict Long Island estate, former socialites Big Edie and Little Edie Bouvier Beale play out a complex mother-daughter relationship, all while refusing to face up to the loss of their once-privileged place in the world.
—Aaron Lister

Dir. Crystal Moselle The Wolfpack 2015
90min | M Offensive language

Six brothers locked in a Manhattan apartment for their entire lives develop their sense of self by recreating scenes from movies—complete with the best homemade props, costumes, and masks you will ever see.
—Aaron Lister

Part of the Cindy Sherman Film Programme (Sundays 15 January–19 March 2017). The programme includes six films selected by Cindy Sherman that have informed her practice and seven selected by Curator Aaron Lister that are almost impossible to watch without thinking about her work. Sherman selected her films for the screening programme accompaning her 2012 retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Sherman and Lister have provided descriptions to accompany their selections.

Scary movies. Strange characters. Fierce women. Odd behavior. Obscured stories. Innovative filmmaking. I think these are the characteristics that tie together all the films that are my favorites, all the films that inspire me. They inspire me to create characters, tell stories without words, playing attraction off repulsion, letting the viewer discover the story (or making it hard for them).
—Cindy Sherman

In association with Cindy Sherman.