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Showing Up

HD   Unrated Closed Captioning

Riad Galayini & James Morrison

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About the Movie

This insightful documentary explores the actor’s audition, providing an unprecedented look at the actor’s process and how it affects them. Looking deeper, it transcends the profession and examines what it takes for all of us to pursue what we most want to achieve in life. “Showing Up” offers a thoughtful and revealing glimpse into the lives of performers, featuring interviews with notable artists including Kristin Chenoweth, Richard Griffiths, Zoe Kazan, Nathan Lane, Christopher Meloni, Sam Rockwell, Bill Irwin, and Eli Wallach. A FilmBuff Presentation.

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A must-see for all actors!

"Showing Up" is a thoughtful, funny, entertaining and revealing look at the audition process as experienced by a phenomenal group of working actors.
See this if you are an aspiring actor to get a candid glimpse of what you can expect as you begin your career.
See this if you are a working actor to be reminded you are not alone in your experiences.
See this movie if you work with actors to appreciate what courage it takes to walk in "that room" and give it your all.
"Showing Up" reminds us that the process of auditioning should be about connection and collaboration. The film is really about showing up for anything you really believe in and working hard to get it.

Behind the Scenes in Actor’s Hearts and Minds

Now you've shown us, not as kings or fools, heroes or villains, but as broken, flawed, courageous and brave, unrelentingly determined... as artists. "Showing Up" deserves to be placed in a time capsule, and shared with alien races who, far more advanced and civilized that we are, might stand one day upon the brink of destroying human kind for our ugliness and hatred. For this quiet, potent effort, entirely unselfconscious and without pretense, pulls aside the curtain and the masks, dims the bright lights and rolls up the red carpets, pointing the camera, with quiet persistent dignity, at the innermost reaches of those who dare to be seen and applauded, rejected and ignored, judged and celebrated, and most essentially, those most driven to connect. It is a film about not actors, or artists, rather about being human, alone, and essentially, together. Bravo.

An insightful and intimate understanding

Showing up transcends the arts and bridges the acting world with the more common place folk by truly depicting the vulnerabilities and some of the multifaceted dynamics of being an actor at its core essence. The interviews are candid, personal, heartwarming, and funny. An amazing intimate understanding of an audition, one which every actor can benefit from.

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