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Waiting for the Artist
Internationally acclaimed performance artist Izabella Barta (Cate Blanchett, channeling Marina Abramović) is preparing for a major career retrospective in “Waiting for the Artist.” As she pushes herself to create a worthy centerpiece, Barta surprises both her critics and her supporters by inviting her former lover and collaborator, Dimo, to the exhibit’s premiere.

Original Cast Album: Co-Op
Taking on both Pennebaker and Sondheim, “Original Cast Album: Co-Op” chronicles the all-night recording of a cast album for the fictional musical Co-Op. Taran Killam, John Mulaney, and James Urbaniak play producers overseeing the marathon session, with a cast determined to do right by a musical about tenement housing. The performers have their endurance tested by the mounting hours, alongside the announcement that Co-Op has been canceled. Nonetheless, the show must go on! The recording of the album, that is—Co-Op is definitely over.

CATEGORY Special Events

RUN TIME 82 min