Tonight is the theater premiere of Ry Russo Young’s You Wont Miss Me starring Stella Schnabel. The film has been shown at the MOMA and was a favorite at film festivals, but tonight marks its theatrical opening almost two years later. The film is a portrait of Shelly Brown, a rebellious young woman with a lot of emotional baggage. Mixing actors and non-actors, such as New York poet Rene Ricard, Russo-Young crafts a striking portrait of New York City and its youth, or lack of. Shot in different formats with multiple cameras, the film is at once fiercely intimate and distant, all the while beautiful. Tonight and tomorrow’s 7pm features will have a Q & A session with the director and Stella Schnabel after the film. If you can’t make it this weekend you can catch it during its run at The Cinema Village, a venue with a long-standing tradition of supporting independent and provocative movies. (Editor’s note- The lack of apostrophe in You Won’t Miss Me is intentional. )
You Wont Miss Me
This entry was written by Katherine Krause, posted on December 10, 2010 at 3:56 pm, filed under Art, Film and tagged Rene Ricard, Ry Russo-Young, Stella Schnabel, The Cinema Village, You Won't Miss Me. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post. Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.