Tuesday 7 November at 7pm
The Elizabeth Picture Theatre
Showing Up, Kelly Reichardt, 2022. 108m
An artist (Lizzy, played by Michelle Williams in a typically apt performance) on the verge of an exhibition navigates family, friends and colleagues in the lead-up to her show and finds that the chaos of life becomes the inspiration for art.
A comedy drama about the life and death stakes felt by a minor artist preparing for a minor exhibition. Kelly Reichardt brings her clear-eyed sense of realism—helped by Reichardt also teaching at an arts school—to the alienating pressure of being an artist within the educational sector. We do believe her housemate, landlord and fellow artist Jo is deliberately undermining Lizzy, when she saves the pigeon.
“A master of her craft contemplating the myriad difficulties endemic to creating anything, and then making it look effortless.” The Ringer
With thanks to Park Circus
As with all our Container screenings, admission is free to all members, and membership can be found at our website container.org.au or at the box office counter on the night. Membership ranges from $30 (six months concession) to $100 (annual regular).