My Art (2018)
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My Art (2018)

Genre
Drama, Comedy
Release Date
January 12, 2018
Studio
Film Movement
Genre
Drama, Comedy
Release Date
January 12, 2018
MPAA Rating
-
Duration
86 minute(s)
Production Budget
-
Studio
Film Movement
Official Site
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Director
Laurie Simmons
Producer
Andrew Fierberg, Michaela McKee, Alicia Van Couvering
Screenwriter
Laurie Simmons
Starring
  • Laurie Simmons
  • Parker Posey as Lulu
  • Lena Dunham as Georgia
  • Barbara Sukowa
  • Robert Clohessy
  • John Rothman
  • Al Thompson
  • Grace Dunham
  • Joshua Safdie
  • Benjamin Eakeley

Ellie Shine is a 65-year-old single artist living in New York City. She has a good life: a stable teaching job, successful friends, and a loyal, aging dog named Bing. As her dream of a respectable place in the art world becomes more elusive, her frustration with her lack of recognition feels alarmingly urgent. When she is offered the summerhouse and studio of a famous friend she seizes the opportunity to hit the reset button on her life and work.

She unwittingly finds inspiration in two out-of-work actors who maintain the gardens at her summer retreat: Frank, a widower trying to reassemble his life post-grief by turning his back on a mediocre acting career, and Tom, a young, hungry actor whose wife has a less ambitious vision for their idyllic country life. Joining them is John, a thrice-divorced, disillusioned lawyer looking for a summer distraction.

This unlikely trio helps Ellie reinvent her artistic identity by participating in her DIY art videos- improbable recreations of old Hollywood films. They accompany Ellie on an odd and unexpected journey toward finding her late-blooming artistic momentum.