Maria Bamford + The Maysles Brothers
Maria Bamford Show
Dir. Damon Jones
15 minutes, Digital Projection
With Maria Bamford
Known for her portrayal of her dysfunctional family and daringly self-deprecating comedy involving jokes about her own battles with unwanted thought syndrome, Maria Bamford is a vibrant young personality in comedy. Seen on Comedy Central specials and variety live tours, Bamford’s style drawing upon surrealism and incorporating voice impressions that mock various character types. In her unique online show, Maria recounts her experiences moving back in with her parent in Duluth, Minnesota after suffering a nervous breakdown while performing on stage. Highlighting the now-established movement of young talents turning to online distribution for self crafted works, The Maria Bamford Show presents a multilayered and hilarious example of the shift in cinematic works being produced outside of any traditional studio or distribution system.
Dir. Albert and David Maysles, Ellen Hovde, and Muffie Meyer
100min, Digital Projection
With Edith "Big Edie" Ewing Bouvier Beale, and Edith "Little Edie" Bouvier Beale
A landmark documentary that follows the everyday lives of two reclusive socialites, a mother and daughter both named Edith Beale, who lived in "Grey Gardens", a decrepit mansion, infested by fleas, inhabited by numerous cats and raccoons, no running water, and filled with garbage and decay, in East Hampton, New York. Albert and David Maysles used their pioneering direct cinema technique to let
the women tell their stories in this groundbreaking documentary.
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