Magazine article Screen International

Film Movement Acquires 'My Art'

Magazine article Screen International

Film Movement Acquires 'My Art'

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Laurie Simmons’ debut feature premiered at last year’s Venice Film Festival.

Film Movement has acquired US rights to Laurie Simmons’ My Art and will open the film theatrically next winter, followed by a digital and home video release.

The film centres on New York City artist Ellie, who is looking to gain inspiration and tranquility as she housesits for a friend in upstate New York.

Accompanied by her lovable handicapped dog, Bing, Ellie comes of age - middle age - in her new surroundings. She turns the adjoining barn into her new workplace, staging elaborate recreations of classic movie scenes.

The film stars Simmons, who also wrote the script, as well as Josh Safdie, Parker Posey, Robert Clohessy, and John Rothman. …

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