City Gallery City Gallery Wellington

Past event

Film Screening: Dysfunctional Family Double Feature

5 February 2017

Grey Gardens 
1975, Dir. Ellen Hovde, Albert and David Maysles, Muffie Meyer, 1hr 34min, 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

The Wolfpack
2015, Dir. Crystal Moselle, 1hr 30min, 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

About the Cindy Sherman Film Programme

This 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. Both 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

Cindy Sherman selected these films for the screening programme that accompanied her 2012 retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

In association with Cindy Sherman.