Past Film/Video | Visiting Filmmakers | Contemporary Screen

Showing Up

(Kelly Reichardt, 2022)

Kelly Reichardt in person
Preceded by Kelly Reichardt short films at 6:30 PM
Q&A moderated by Marlene McCarty follows

Ohio Premiere | US Premiere

A white woman with light brown hair (Michelle Williams) has both hands on an in-progress sculpture in her book and art-filled studio.

Independent filmmaker Kelly Reichardt returns for the Ohio premiere of Showing Up and the US premieres of two shorts made in preparation for this celebrated feature.

Reichardt’s drama stars Michelle Williams, who plays a sculptor struggling to balance the demands of work and family life in the days leading up to an exhibition opening. A past Wexner Center Artist Residency Award recipient, Reichardt offers an empathetic portrait that avoids clichés about working artists while capturing intimate day-to-day details. Showing Up marks Reichardt’s fourth collaboration with Williams, deepening one of contemporary cinema’s most meaningful partnerships. The stellar supporting cast includes Hong Chau, John Magaro, André 3000, James Le Gros, and Judd Hirsch. (108 mins., DCP)

Helping us navigate this immersion into the creative life, visual artist Marlene McCarty will join us to moderate the postscreening discussion and Q&A. McCarty has worked across various media, especially drawing and graphic design, since the 1980s. She was a member of the AIDS activist collective Gran Fury, the cofounder of the transdisciplinary design studio Bureau along with Donald Moffett, and the designer of title sequences for such films as American Psycho, Safe, and Reichardt’s own Meek’s Cutoff and Night Moves.

Come early at 6:30 PM to see two short films Reichardt made in preparation for Showing Up. Commissed by the Centre Pompidou in Paris, Bronx, New York, November 2019 (2021) and Cal State Long Beach, CA, January 2020 (2021) see Reichardt filming sculptors Michelle Segre and Jessica Jackson Hutchins working in their studios. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to experience the first theatrical screening of the two films in the US. (total run time 20 mins., DCP)

Showing Up, courtesy of A24.

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"This beautifully acted, expertly modulated film is a work of such enveloping gentleness…We don’t deserve Kelly Reichardt."
Hollywood Reporter

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The Wexner Family
National Endowment for the Arts
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Past Film/Video

Showing Up