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Collaborations & Events Ruth Sokolof May 28 Free filmmaker screening

The Rest I Make Up

Dir. Michelle Memran USA 79 min

2018 Women Make Movies

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Presented with Great Plains Theatre Conference

With a post-show Q&A with director Michelle Memran and producer Katie Pearl.

Film Information

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.

Free Ticket Policy

Free tickets for this one-time screening are limited to two per patron. Please note: Reserved tickets must be claimed or presented (for print-at-home tickets) by 6:45pm on the night of the event to guarantee admission. Any unclaimed tickets will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis to patrons on our wait-list.

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