Guest of Cindy Sherman
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Analyzing his relationship with the reclusive artist Cindy Sherman leads filmmaker Paul H-O (Hasegawa-Overacker) to confront his own identity in this personal and unexpectedly humorous documentary. Paul H-O became a fixture of the New York art scene in the 1990s with his public access show "GalleryBeat." Armed with a video camera, he attended art gallery openings, intriguing many with his candid, witty assessments of the work and winning fans in the process. Among the latter was Cindy Sherman, the press-shy art superstar, who invited Paul to her studio for a series of exclusive… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 70%

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"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, Film-Forward.com
"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, rec.arts.movies.reviews
"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, ColeSmithey.com
"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
"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
"Remove the boldface names and there's no movie; that center does not hold."
‑ David Edelstein, New York Magazine/Vulture
"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, About.com
"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
"Paul H-O might have exposed "dealers" who were agents, publicists, protectors -- the real movers and shakers of the culture industry -- but his romantic wounds get in the way."
‑ Armond White, New York Press
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