Guest of Cindy Sherman
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Filmmaker Paul H-O confronts his own ego and identity after analyzing his relationship with reclusive artist Cindy Sherman in this documentary that offers a unique perspective on the New York City art scene. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 70%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The film's restraint, along with its openness to many points of view, is not only admirable but makes for a more entertaining movie."
‑ Douglas Britt, Houston Chronicle
"Guest of Cindy Sherman would be fun to watch on public access some late night. But as a big-screen attraction, it never measures up."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"Paul H-O's hurt feelings over being the overlooked man in a relationship with a famous woman, are surely familiar and not especially provocative."
‑ Cynthia Fuchs, PopMatters
"Guest's focus on Sherman and her work is [the film's] strength, providing an in-depth and revealing glimpse of one of the most celebrated artists in the world,"
‑ Kent Turner,
"It's a documentary about a wannabe celebrity and the internationally famous artist who almost makes his dreams come true. And like Sherman's subjects, it's all surface."
‑ Noel Murray, AV Club
"As soon as Guest of Cindy Sherman ended, I wanted to see it again for its high entertainment value and to determine better what I had just witnessed."
‑ Kenneth Baker, San Francisco Chronicle
"At once a fascinating behind-the-scenes glimpse, bittersweet autobiography and witty trip down art-world memory lane."
‑ Nathan Lee, New York Times
"Instantly recognizable as a guy you might have gone to college with, co-director and documentary subject, Paul H-O's personal experience, as host for a self-produced cable television art program called "Gallery Beat," speaks volumes about New York's eliti"
‑ Cole Smithey,
"Paul Hasegawa-Overacker's chronicle of his relationship with publicity-shy artist Cindy Sherman absorbs, thanks to his beguiling personality and irreverent attitude toward the art world."
‑ John P. McCarthy, Boxoffice Magazine
"The definitive study of the contemporary art world that Eric Bogosian, one of the movie's interviewees, calls "complete bullshit". Also a poignant study of a love story compromised by unequal power and celebrity. Not to be missed!"
‑ Louis Proyect,
"Remove the boldface names and there's no movie; that center does not hold."
‑ David Edelstein, New York Magazine
"It's amazing that in an era of oversharing and reality TV, a doc consisting mostly of cable TV clips and personal reminiscences can be so resonant."
‑ Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News
"Cindy Sherman has disavowed this documentary, but the film proves to be a very satisfying cinematic collaboration between the art star, her art world insider ex and his huge cache of fascinating footage, and a story-shaping docs director with excellent ed"
‑ Jennifer Merin,
"A moderately compelling and humorous documentary that leaves you wanting more revealing insight into the life and career of Cindy Sherman."
‑ Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru
"This skillfully made documentary by a spurned lover of the wildly successful photographer Cindy Sherman carries the deadening taint of exploitation and self-promotion."
‑ Maria Garcia, Film Journal International
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