Documentary Now! 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.

Screens with Documentary Now! Season 52 Preview

YEAR 2018

CATEGORY Special Events

COUNTRY U.S.A./Hungary

RUN TIME 26 min



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Alex Buono

Alex Buono is an Academy Award– and Emmy-nominated filmmaker whose credits include director/executive producer of the comedy series Documentary Now!, writer/producer of the 2008 Sundance Film Festival documentary Bigger, Stronger, Faster*, and producer/cinematographer of the feature film Green Street Hooligans. Buono also spent more than a decade making short films for the Saturday Night Live Film Unit.

Rhys Thomas

Rhys Thomas is an Emmy-winning director/producer best known for his short films on Saturday Night Live ("Farewell Mr. Bunting," "The Midnight Coterie of Sinister Intruders," and "The Beygency," to name a few), and for being series director/executive producer of Amazon’s Comrade Detective and co-creator and director of Documentary Now! alongside SNL alums Bill Hader, Fred Armisen, and Seth Meyers.