AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MICHELLE MAREN
US PREMIERE At seventeen, Michelle Maren escaped from an abusive home to the streets of NYC, taking on a variety of roles, including magician’s assistant, beauty queen and porn star. Now middle- aged and living on disability, she struggles with a host of psychological disorders. Inspired by Michel Negroponte’s acclaimed Jupiter’s Wife, Michelle reaches out to the director, convinced telling her story will change her life. Working together as a combination of therapy, performance and confession, the duo craft a captivating portrait of a woman enslaved by past traumas.
This screening is co-presented with New York Women in Film and Television.
Themes:African-AmericanFilms on FilmHealthNYCOutsidersPerformanceSexWomen Directors
Director: Michel Negroponte, Michelle Maren
Producer: Michel Negroponte and Marie-Emmanuelle Hartness
Cinematographer: Michelle Maren and Michel Negroponte
Editor: Michel Negroponte
Music: Beo Morales and Brooks Williams
Running Time: 81