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MICA/Maryland Film Festival Screen 'Guest of Cindy Sherman'

Tuesday, Oct. 7 in Falvey Hall, 7:30pm

Posted 10.06.08 by MICA Media Relations

Guest of Cindy Sherman

Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and the Maryland Film Festival present a free screening of Guest of Cindy Sherman (2008) at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 7 in Falvey Hall, Brown Center, 1301 Mount Royal Ave.

Directed by Tom Donahue and Paul Hasegawa-Overacker, this feature documentary examines the celebrity-studded New York art world and the sometimes fragile male ego.

In the 1990s, Hasegawa-Overacker became a fixture of the New York art scene with his public access show, GalleryBeat, for which he gained unprecedented access to press-shy art superstar, Cindy Sherman. Hasegawa-Overacker developed a romantic relationship with the artist. Their bliss was short-lived, however, as the interviewer found himself wrestling with the loss of identity that came from being the interviewee's "plus one" at art openings and dinners.

Filmed over the course of 15 years, Guest of Cindy Sherman features interviews with Roberta Smith, Ingrid Sischy, Robert Longo, Carol Kane, David Furnish, Danny DeVito, Molly Ringwald, Eric Fischl, and Baltimore's own John Waters.

October screenings are free to all as part of Free Fall Baltimore. Seats will be available first-come, first-served.

For more information, call 410-225-2300 or visit the Maryland Film Festival Web site.

Founded in 1826, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is the oldest continuously degree-granting college of art and design in the nation. The College enrolls nearly 3,500 undergraduate, graduate and continuing studies students from 48 states and 61 countries in fine arts, design, electronic media, art education, liberal arts, and professional studies degree and non-credit programs. Redefining art and design education, MICA is pioneering interdisciplinary approaches to innovation, research, and community and social engagement. Alumni and programming reach around the globe, even as MICA remains a cultural cornerstone in the Baltimore/Washington region, hosting hundreds of exhibitions and events annually by students, faculty and other established artists.