Kelly Reichardt's cinema cuts to the bone of American society. Her portraits of lonely souls trying to navigate with dignity in a distantly marketed and alienated environment remain a unique presence in the independent cinema landscape. Her latest and possibly most personal work, Showing Up, follows the life journey of sculptor Lizzy.
Working for her mother's gallery, she is trying to prepare for her new show, in which she will display her latest clay sculptures of happy women. Plagued by personal problems, however, she just doesn't get around to it. Family difficulties, competition and a dead pigeon confront her with the complex intertwining of her work and personal life.
These screenings are part of Please Release Me (www.pleasereleaseme.be).