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Big Camera/Little Camera: Screening of Laurie Simmons, My Art, , , ,

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  • Edlis Neeson Theater
    First Floor, Accessible via the Griffin Entrance on Pearson Street
    220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
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Laurie Simmons, Country Road: Kentucky, 1984. Photo: courtesy the artist and Salon 94, © Laurie Simmons.

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Screened throughout the run of Laurie Simmons: Big Camera/Little Camera, My Art is a feature-length film written, directed by, and starring Laurie Simmons who plays Ellie Shine, a single artist living in New York City. As her decades-old dream of a respectable place in the art world becomes more elusive, her frustration with her lack of recognition feels alarmingly urgent. When she is offered the summer house and studio of a famous friend she seizes the opportunity to hit the reset button on her life and work.