The Rest I Make Up

The Rest I Make Up
dir. Michelle Memran/USA/2018/79 min.
Muranów, sala Ingrid + Pola
Kinoteka, sala 2

The visionary Cuban-American dramatist constructed astonishing worlds onstage, writing over 40 plays and winning nine Obie Awards. At the vanguard of the nascent Off-Off Broadway experimental theater movement in NYC, Fornes is often referred to as American theater's "Mother Avant-Garde." When she gradually stops writing due to dementia, an unexpected friendship with filmmaker Michelle Memran reignites her spontaneous creative spirit and triggers a decade-long collaboration that picks up where the pen left off.

The duo travels from New York to Havana, Miami to Seattle, exploring the playwright's remembered past and their shared present. Theater luminaries such as Edward Albee, Ellen Stewart, Lanford Wilson, and others weigh in on Fornes's important contributions. What began as an accidental collaboration becomes a story of love, creativity, and connection that persists even in the face of forgetting.


  • projection time:
    79 min.
  • country/year:
    USA /2018
  • director:
    Michelle Memran
  • pictures:
    Roberto Guerra, Megan Hill, Michelle Memran, Katherine E. Scharhon
  • production:
    Michelle Memran, Katie Pearl, Shelby Siegel, Heather Winters / piece by piece productions
  • awards :
    2019 – MIX Copenhagen LGBTQ+ FF: Best Documentary Award; 2018 – Frameline FF: Audience Award for Best Documentary; 2018 – Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ IFF: Jury Award for Best Documentary, AARP Silver Image Award; 2018 – OUTshine FF: Jury Award for Best Documentary

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