NewFilmmakers New York presents
A new film directed by Bert Shapiro
Tuesday, March 13, 6pm
Against a background of “unseen” Manhattan, Speaking for Myself tells the inspiring story of eight contemporary artists living in New York City. The film pulls back the curtain to reveal the world through the artists’ eyes, their passions, inspirations, hard work and persistence. Featuring a dancer, a concert pianist, an actress, a Noh performer, a multi-instrumentalist, a tabla virtuoso, an organist and a singing poet, this very personal film is a uniquely fascinating and motivating journey, focusing on the work and passions of these varied performing artists.
Directed by award winning filmmaker, Bert Shapiro, with music by Elliott Sharp, it has attracted critical praise from audiences and film professionals.
Artists from the film, as well as the film’s director will be on hand to answer questions.The artists
Jenny Lin, pianist
Toshinori Hamada, Kabuki actor
Irma Sandrey, actress
Carlos Fittante, choreographer
Renee Anne Louprette, organist
Elliott Sharp, composer
Samir Chatterjee, tabla virtuoso
Tracie Morris, poet
Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Avenue (at 2nd Street), Manhattan