Filmmaker and artist Elisabeth Subrin has long explored female subjectivity and representation through her formally restless, conceptually driven shorts, which include tributes to photographer Francesca Woodman and actor Maria Schneider. With the arresting character study A WOMAN, A PART, Subrin made the leap to feature filmmaking. This complex investigation of female friendship, the representation of women in media, and the difficulties of reckoning with change stars Maggie Siff in a tour-de-force performance as an exhausted fortysomething actor who returns the theater world of New York where her career began and finds that restarting her life may not be so simple.
Directed by Elisabeth Subrin • 2000 • United States
Elisabeth Subrin pieces together the fragments of the brief, enigmatic life of photographer Francesca Woodman, who left behind a haunting and influential body of work before tragically committing suicide at age twenty-two.
Directed by Elisabeth Subrin • 2008 • United States
An unproduced screenplay by Michelangelo Antonioni provides the basis for this existential tale of a gun-obsessed journalist, starring Gaby Hoffmann in roles originally intended for Jack Nicholson and Maria Schneider.