To mark International Women’s Day, we celebrate the work of Maria Irene Fornes- "America's Great Unknown Playwright." When she stops writing due to dementia, a friendship with a writer reignites her visionary creative spirit, triggering a film collaboration that picks up where the pen left off.
Throughout their developing working relationship, Fornes mentors Memran, guiding her through the same creative process she applied to her own work, encouraging vulnerability, transparency and creative free-thinking. An inspiring lesson in the way of the artist.
A fine ode to the excitement that Off Off Broadway theater once generated, and a wistful look at an ailing artist as she contemplates her life.The New York Times
An inspiring documentary on Maria Irene Fornes, the groundbreaking playwright, director and teacher. Filmed over years, the filmmaker/subject relationship transforms to true friendship. The film is a celebration of the undying artistic spirit.My Champlain Valley