Just heard from Stephen at the amazing Oddball Film & Video that the film Guest of Cindy Sherman is now screening in San Francisco at the Roxie Theater in the Mission District [Map]. Here’s an interview with filmmaker Paul H-O on salon.com, and a write up from Oddball’s private screening last Fall. If you live in the Bay Area, Oddball’s email list is highly recommended. Here’s the Guest of Cindy Sherman trailer:
Here’s a few quotes from the film:
“Overall the art world is bullshit.” – Eric Bogosian
“It’s one blow job after another.”- David Ross, Whitney Museum of Art
“I like the elitism of the art world. I think art for the people is a terrible idea.” – John Waters
Update: I saw the film and it’s thought provoking and recommended. The funny thing is that Cindy Sherman seems like the nicest most down to earth person, and filmmaker Paul H-O seems like a whiney complainer. According to this 2008 interview with Paul H-O, Cindy Sherman had quite a bit of control over what got shown in the final film and what didn’t. A little bit of further research yielded a great article on The American Prospect called Portrait of Misogyny that has some very interesting commentary about art world bubbles and gender roles. Guest of Cindy Sherman runs through Thursday at the Roxie.