The Rest I Make UpMonday, October 8, 2018 @ 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Join us for a screening of The Rest I Make Up, presented by Women Make Movies and Real/Time Interventions.
Maria Irene Fornes is one of America’s greatest playwrights and most influential teachers, but many only know her as the ex-lover of writer and social critic Susan Sontag. The visionary Cuban-American dramatist constructed astonishing worlds onstage and taught countless students how to connect with their imaginations. When she gradually stops writing due to dementia, an unexpected friendship with filmmaker Michelle Memran reignites her spontaneous creative spirit and triggers a decade-long collaboration that picks up where the pen left off.
The duo travels from New York to Havana, Miami to Seattle, exploring the playwright’s remembered past and their shared present. Theater luminaries such as Edward Albee, Ellen Stewart, Lanford Wilson, and others weigh in on Fornes’s important contributions. What began as an accidental collaboration becomes a story of love, creativity, and connection that persists even in the face of forgetting.
A panel discussion and Q&A will follow this film.
Michelle Memran and Katie Pearl, the documentary filmmakers
Molly Rice, playwright
Dr. Oscar Lopez, Director of UPitt’s Alzheimer Disease Research Center
Michael Cerveris, star of Broadway stage, TV, & film
Real/Time Interventions is the creative partnership of playwright Molly Rice and director/producer Rusty Ring Thelin. Real/Time Interventions creates theatrical events and public experiences that depend upon the immediate nature of live and real-time art: events that come to life when people come together. We seek to generate human connection, curiosity and wonder with our work, and to help audiences re-see their surroundings in new and unexpected ways. R/TI creates narrative art in rich conversation with a broad range of collaborators, from theater artists to scientists to rock bands to social workers to our neighbors down the street. We seek to create small, vibrant “companies” with every new project, peopled by individuals from diverse walks of life and realms of experience who are bound by the creative impulse driving each piece, or their stake in the story we are telling together.