MISSING PEOPLE by David Shapiro – Next program
(eligible for the Audience Award and The Filmmaker-to-Filmmaker award)
(2015, USA, 79 min, world premiere)
A nonfiction mystery about Marina Batan, the director of a prominent New York gallery, who investigates her brother’s long unsolved while obsessively collecting the violent work of an outsider artist from New Orleans. As Martina struggles to process the information she has dug up, the inevitable collision of these parallel narratives leads to a chain of dramatic events. From David Shapiro, the acclaimed director of KEEP THE RIVER ON YOUR RIGHT (IFC, 2001) winner of the Independent Spirit Award, IDFA Jury Prize, and Emmy-nominated FINISHING HEAVEN (HBO, 2009).
David Shapiro is available for interviews in Toronto, April 23-30.
Fri April 3 @ 10.30am, Bloor Cinemas