Film Streams: The Rest I Make Up

When
May 28 2019 - 7:00pm

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About this event
Description: 
A loving portrait of Maria Irene Fornes, one of America’s greatest playwrights and most influential teachers. The visionary Cuban-American dramatist constructed astonishing worlds onstage, writing over 40 plays and winning nine Obie Awards, though many know her only as the ex-lover of writer and social critic Susan Sontag. At the vanguard of the nascent Off-Off Broadway experimental theater movement in NYC, Fornes is often referred to as American theater’s “Mother Avant-Garde.” Sidelined by dementia, Fornes formed an unexpected friendship with filmmaker Michelle Memran, triggering a decade-long collaboration that reignited her creative spirit. In The Rest I Make Up, Fornes and Memran explore the playwright’s remembered past and their shared present. What began as an accidental collaboration becomes a story of love, creativity, and connection that persists even in the face of forgetting. Presented with Great Plains Theatre Conference With a post-show Q&A with director Michelle Memran and producer Katie Pearl.
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Website: 
https://filmstreams.org/films/the-rest-i-make-up
Location
Film Streams: Ruth Sokolof Theater
1340 Mike Fahey Street
Omaha, NE 68132
United States
Phone: 4029330259
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