We returned to FlynnSpace for a double feature Thursday night:
Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present follows the construction and execution of a performance art piece in which the artist sits in a chair six days a week in the Museum of Modern Art and gallery visitors may sit across from her and gaze back. Music and the stark simplicity of watching two people look at each other silently make the film’s narrative bizarrely compelling.
All Together (Et si on vivait tous ensemble?), my first fictional narrative of the festival, tells the story of five aging friends who decide to live communally with a caregiver to negotiate the pressures of declining capabilities and the desire to remain independent. Moving and it doesn’t pull its punches.