Red Shirley

Institute History

  • 2011 Sundance Film Festival


Lou Reed will make his Festival directorial debut, screening his short film, Red Shirley. The 28-minute film is a portrait of the filmmaker's 100-year-old activist, unionist, cousin, an articulate, living historical individual. Filmed in New York’s Chelsea Garment Worker Project and photographed by portraitist Ralph Gibson, Red Shirley is an example of how “the west was won.”

Reed will be in attendance for the Q&A session immediately following the film.


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