This beautiful film by Chiara Clemente was recently screened at the New York Film Forum. In Our City Dreams, Clemente documents the inspirational journey of five women from different generations who have migrated to New York in hopes of fulfilling their dreams as artists. The documentary features Kiki Smith, Swoon, Ghada Amer, Marina Abramovi and Nancy Spero as its five subjects.
“The idea for the film began to form on my return to New York. I had left New York with the eyes of an adolescent and returned with the eyes of an adult - it is a place so familiar yet so mysterious and exciting... This film is inspired by those who have been lured to New York and have stayed for the ride. I respect especially those determined women who have fought their battles and found their voice in a stubborn town. Some of the most significant artists working in New York today are women. It is time that we discover some of these brilliant artists not only through their work, but through an intimate glimpse into their worlds.”
View the trailer here.