Guest of Cindy Sherman - Fri. August 24 - 8PM & 10PM

The 8 PM Show is Sold Out! 

A Second, 10 PM Show Has Been Added!!

Oddball Films brings you a screening of Guest of Cindy Sherman by New York filmmakers Paul H-O and Tom Donahue, with filmmaker and subject Paul H-O in person. You’ve seen the SFMOMA exhibit; now see the reality behind it.  This controversial feature documentary explores video producer Paul H-O’s relationship with his world famous artist girlfriend Cindy Sherman while exposing the dark underbelly of the NYC Art World. An interesting and witty look at the dirty politics of fame and art and the fragility of the male ego in the face of a relationship with an artistic superstar. Starring Paul H-O and Cindy Sherman with appearances by John Waters, Danny DeVito, Eric Bogosian, David Furnish, Sir Elton John, Julian Schnabel, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Andres Serrano and dozens more.  With unseen outtakes from the film and a Q&A to follow, it’s an evening that will expose more than the photographs of the brilliant yet elusive Sherman.

Date: Friday August 24, 8PM & 10PM
Venue: Oddball Films, 275 Capp Street, San Francisco
Admission: $10.00, seating is limited, RSVP to or 415.558.8117

Overall the art world is bullshit”-Eric Bogosian
It’s one blow job after another”-David Ross, Whitney Museum of Art
"I like the elitism of the art world. I think art for the people is a terrible idea."-John Waters

Guest of Cindy Sherman takes an eye-opening look at what happens when a skeptical outsider finds himself romantically involved with the ultimate insider.

Paul H-O became a fixture of the New York art scene in the 1990s with his public access show GalleryBeat. Armed with a video camera, he attended art gallery openings, amusing some with his candid, witty assessments of their work, but also winning many fans. Among the latter was Cindy Sherman, the press-shy artist who is internationally acknowledged as one of the world’s most gifted and significant visual talents. Cindy 
invites Paul to her studio for a series of exclusive interviews and through these videotaped encounters, he gains unprecedented insight into her artistic process and a romantic relationship blossoms. Their initial bliss ends when Paul finds himself wracked with anxiety about his own personality becoming subsumed by his role as Cindy's guest at the celebrity-studded openings and dinners she regularly attends.

Filmed over 15 years and including interviews with a veritable who's who of the art and entertainment world (including Ingrid Sischy, John Waters, Robert Longo, Carol Kane, David Furnish, Danny DeVito, and Molly Ringwald), the film paints a vivid picture of the New York art scene that is also a witty, illuminating look at celebrity, male anxiety, and art.

Cindy Sherman is an internationally recognized artist/photographer whose works are owned by the Museum of Modern Art, and The Guggenheim Museum and is generally recognized as one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. In the 1970s Sherman depicted herself dressed in the guises of clichéd B-movie 
heroines, which became known as the “Untitled Film Stills”. Her scope expanded into lurid imagery in the 80s and huge, Hollywood gone bad photographs in the 90s. In 1997 she directed her first feature length film Office Killer starring Carol Kane, Molly Ringwald and Jeanne Tripplehorn.  The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is currently displaying a retrospective of the artist, spanning works from her whole career.

Paul H-O is a former artist, art and event producer (SF/SF, Survival Research Laboratories) and Manhattan cable TV producer (Gallery Beat, Artlike). Co-director Tom Donahue’s recent producing credits include Ramin Bahrani’s feature, Man Push Cart. In 2003, Donahue produced and edited Alfredo de Villa’s acclaimed debut feature, Washington Heights. The feature documentary, 
Naked World for HBO’s America Undercover (the sequel to Naked States, also edited by Donahue and one of HBO’s highest-rated docs); Keep the River on Your Right (Winner of the 2001 Gotham Spirit Truer than Fiction Award & the IDFA Jury Prize).

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