Lover, Beloved

In this experimental blend of film, theater, and music, Suzanne Vega reinterprets two talks Carson McCullers gave at the 92nd St. Y in NYC. During the first, in 1941, she drinks her way through the lecture, revealing messy romances and illnesses. In the second, 25 years later, she confronts her mortality, reminiscing on her novel and play The Member of The Wedding; also on her twice failed marriage and romances of both sexes, ending on the credo she forged with her husband. Agape love matters in this life, not Erotic. Ironically, Carson McCullers, despite her compassion, is destined to solitude.

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Film Screenings

Mar 15, 9:00am CDT – Mar 17, 9:00am CDT
9:00am10:18am
Availability:United States
Mar 17, 2022
12:30pm1:48pm

Credits

Director:

Michael Tully

Executive Producer:

Lonnie Cooper, Kristin Johansen-Berg, Sheila Grace Newsom

Producer:

Alan Berg, Louis Black, Rachael Trigg

Screenwriter:

Suzanne Vega

Cinematographer:

Amy Bench

Editor:

Michael Carter

Production Designer:

Lisa Laratta, Bart Magrum

Sound Designer:

Eric Friend

Music:

Duncan Sheik

Principal Cast:

Suzanne Vega

Contact

Publicity Contact:

Alan Berg
aberg@artsandlabor.co
512-294-7007

Sales Agent:

Dan Braun, Submarine

Details

Primary Entry:
Platinum Badge
Film Badge
Secondary Entry:
Music Badge
Interactive Badge
Film Festival Wristband
Premiere Status:

World Premiere

Genre:

Adaptation, Biography, Experimental, Musical

Screening Section:

Narrative Spotlight

Screening Category:

Narrative Feature

Country:

United States

Language:

English

Runtime:

78 mins