Director: Todd Haynes

Institute History


Superstar is a strange dramatization/simulation, a poignant portrait of an actual singer’s life destroyed by pressures from her family, career, and her obsession to remain thin. Inspired, provoking, touching, this film by Todd Haynes mixes drama and documentary with miniature sets, dolls, and pop images and sounds from the ‘70s to create one of the most unique and effective films of its kind.Superstar is a film that takes chances and succeeds. Its presentation here is one of the few public screenings the film has had and may ever have.

— Alberto Garcia

Screening Details


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