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Shirley: Visions of Reality

Release Date 2013-12-26
Runtime 93 minutes
Genres Drama
Stars Stephanie Cumming, Christoph Bach, Florentín Groll, Elfriede Irrall, Tom Hanslmaier
Directors Jerzy Palacz, Gustav Deutsch, Gustav Deutsch, Gustav Deutsch, Gustav Deutsch

A series of snapshots from the life of a fictional actress named Shirley serves to weave together thirteen paintings by Edward Hopper (e.g. "Office at Night", "Western Motel", "Usherette", "A Woman in the Sun") into a fascinating synthesis of painting and film, personal and political history. Each station in Shirley’s professional and private life from the 1930s to 1960s is precisely dated: It is always August 28/29 of the year in question, as the locations vary from Paris to New York to Cape Cod.