Showing Up (Kelly Reichardt, 2023)

Location: Rubenstein Arts Center Film Theater

Showing Up 
(Kelly Reichardt, 2023, 107 min, USA, English, DCP)

A sculptor preparing to open a new show must balance her creative life with the daily dramas of family and friends, in Kelly Reichardt's vibrant and captivatingly funny portrait of art and craft.

"Kelly Reichardt hasn’t made a bad movie in 30 years of writing and directing. With respect to all the usual suspects of capital-A American cinema, I’m not sure that any of her contemporaries could say the same. The gentle—but not too gentle—art-world comedy Showing Up represents a career peak, casting the filmmaker’s muse, Michelle Williams, as a sculptor grinding out a career in academia, depicted here as a vicious circle of Photoshopped flyers, wine-and-cheese receptions, and carefully crafted backhanded compliments from friends and rivals alike." - Adam Nayman, The Ringer

Showing Up’s unassuming canvas carries the weight of creation—its difficulty and necessity in atomized times—and though it never preaches, Reichardt maintains there’s worth to the work, even if the precarity never disappears.” – The New Republic

“Kelly Reichardt... turns her thoughtful attention to the act of creation itself, rendering both its transcendence and mundanity with equal curiosity.” – Washington Post

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A woman works on a clay sculpture in a studio in a still from Kelly Reichardt's Showing Up.

Contact: Hank Okazaki


Sponsor: Duke Cinematic Arts