Previously at the ICA - Films
6 Jul 2017
Writer/director Elisabeth Subrin and producer Scott Macaulay will be present for a Q&A following the screening
Can you rewrite a life? Burnt out on her career, successful LA actress Anna Baskin (Maggie Siff) abruptly walks off her mind-numbing, sexist network show. She runs away to New York, hoping to reconnect with two old friends, (Cara Seymour, John Ortiz), former theatre collaborators she'd abandoned for Hollywood who now find themselves struggling to survive in the rapidly gentrifying city. As Anna's arrival tears open old wounds all three are forced to reckon with their past and uncertain futures.
This critically-acclaimed new film marks the feature-length debut of celebrated filmmaker and artist Elisabeth Subrin (Shulie, Sweet Ruin). It’s an astute critique of how women are portrayed in media, the ways in which personal relationships intertwine with and shape the creative process, and the difficulty of change — all set against a gentrifying New York City. Siff is a revelation as Anna, movingly portraying a woman at a crossroads who exists in different versions to different people. The role of Kate offers a major showcase to Cara Seymour, who shines as her conflicted, wary friend, struggling to stay sober and create a life for herself outside the spotlight.
A Woman, A Part + Q&A, dir. Elisabeth Subrin, USA 2016, 97mins