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August 4, 2023 - August 12, 2023

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A sculptor preparing to open her new gallery show must balance her creative life with the daily dramas of family and friends, in Kelly Reichardt’s vibrant and captivatingly funny portrait of art & craft in Portland, Oregon.. Continuing one of the richest collaborations in modern American cinema, director Kelly Reichardt reunites with star Michelle Williams. (This is their fourth film together.)

Lizzy struggles to put the finishing touches on her latest pieces for a gallery show, all the while juggling admin work at the local art school; dealing with the neglect of her well-meaning landlord (a funny and nuanced Hong Chau), who also happens to be a rising-star conceptual artist; and tending to the emotional well being of her increasingly fragmented family. Christopher Blauvelt’s patient camerawork, Reichardt’s precise cutting, and Williams’s physically transformative performance coalesce to create something remarkable in Showing Up, a delicately humorous drama of the experience of being a creative person that avoids all clichés that plague films about artists.

Kelly Reichardt’s films include Wendy and Lucy (2008), Meek’s Cutoff (2010), and Certain Women (2016)

It’s a quiet, candid, sharply conceived and imaginatively realized MASTERWORK, her first film of such bold and decisive originality; it’s Reichardt’s first great movie – The New Yorker

In a world of so much noise, Reichardt’s Showing Up proves to be present and powerful in its accumulation of small moments that come together into SOMETHING SPECTACULAR. – Collider

Kelly Reichardt has long excelled at building simple story lines toward profound revelations. Showing Up is a TERRIFIC example of how she documents low-stakes vagaries. What initially seems to be a slice-of-life drama eventually reveals itself as a paean to the difficulties, and rewards, of making art. – The Atlantic

This is the fourth movie that Kelly Reichardt and Michelle Williams have done together and it’s a joy to witness how perfectly aligned their work has become. Together, Reichardt and Williams — with little dialogue and boundless generosity — lucidly articulate everything that Lizzy will never say and need not say, opening a window on the world and turning this wondrous, determined, gloriously grumpy woman into a sublime work of art. CRITIC’S PICK! – The New York Times


August 4, 2023
August 12, 2023
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