The Rest I Make Up
DIRECTOR: MICHELLE MEMRAN
Screening at 7pm followed by a Q&A with Michelle Memran and Tony Kushner.
Screening at 9pm introduced by Michelle Memran.
Visionary Cuban-born playwright María Irene Fornés was a major force in the American theater, a nine-time Obie Award winner, and a teacher to many a literary luminary, including Nilo Cruz and Sarah Ruhl—but an Alzheimer’s diagnosis threatens to halt her career. Memran, in her debut film, follows Fornés over the course of years, as she narrates the story of her own life with the help of friends including Edward Albee and Ellen Stewart, journeys to Havana to visit family, and voices a poetic sensibility that her memory loss can dampen but not destroy. “A lyrical and lovingly made documentary.”—The New York Times
This July 10 & 11, New York City Center’s Encores! Off-Center series celebrates the extraordinary Maria Irene Fornés and her astonishing collaborator Al Carmines with the revival of their 1965 musical Promenade. City Center in collaboration with Women Make Movies and Metrograph present this film in anticipation of the two-night only Off-Center production. Tickets available here.