My Art

Directed by Laurie Simmons
Film Movement
87 Minutes
Drama, Comedy
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When she is offered the summer house and studio of a famous friend in upstate New York, single artist Ellie Shine seizes the opportunity to hit the reset button on her life and work. She unwittingly finds inspiration in three local men- two out-of-work actors and a disillusioned lawyer. This unlikely trio helps Ellie reinvent her art by participating in a series of DIY videos, which recreate classic Hollywood films. Together, they accompany Ellie on an odd and unexpected journey toward finding her late-blooming artistic momentum.


  • Laurie Simmons
  • Lena Dunham
  • Parker Posey
  • Blair Brown
  • Joshua Safdie
  • Barbara Sukowa
  • Robert Clohessy
  • Grace Dunham
DVD Features

Commentary by director Laurie Simmons

Sound: 2.0 Stereo & 5.1 Surround

Discs: 1

  • Highest Rating
    "...fantastic, sublime, a cinematic treat and absolutely charming...."
    E. Nina Rothe, Huffington Post
  • Highest Rating
    "Charming… Simmons plays Ellie straight with a naturalistic unemotional delivery which is drolly appealing and a wonderful contrast to her scenery chewing on screen...genuinely funny,"
    Belle McIntrye, Galo Magazine
  • Highest Rating
    "One of the best things about Tribeca... the film’s greatest asset is its charm. It doesn’t set out to do anything except tell a quaint story of likeable people on a journey of self-discovery."
    Rudy Cecera, Screen Comment

Awards & Recognition

Official Selection
Venice Film Festival
Official Selection
Tribeca Film Festival

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