Screening of the new film, Holy Frit, directed by Justin Monroe.
Tim Carey is a talented, LA-based artist. He’s also a bit of a jackass, who uses wit and humor to charm you into forgiving his flaws. As a Hail Mary, Tim and the company he works for, Judson Studios, bluff their way into winning the commission to make the world’s largest stained-glass window of its kind, beating out 60 companies from around the globe. The problem is, Tim has no idea how to make his complicated design. After a desperate search, Tim comes to learn about someone who might have the answer—a world-famous, Italian glass maestro, named Narcissus Quagliata. From the moment Narcissus arrives, Tim quickly learns that his own talent and humor can only take him so far. If he has any chance to make it to the end of the project and potentially achieve greatness, he has to confront his personal demons of self-importance, artistic merit, business instincts and spiritual insecurities. He has to put down his ego and submit to the life and artistic lessons of the complicated master.
As this documentary unfolds, the clash of two big personalities slowly transforms into the forging of a lasting friendship. Both mentor and protégé come to realize it will take their combined focus to overcome this three-year race against time, a $1.2 billion class-action lawsuit, and the other complications that emerge when attempting a masterpiece. Even though the story takes place within the niche world of an ancient art form, it gives a universally fun, heartfelt and sometimes comedic look into the drama of any human endeavor which is greater than the sum of its parts.
This event is hosted by the Architecture & Design Film Festival and our presenting sponsor Eventscape, 5-25 46th Avenue in Long Island City. There will be a reception from 6:30 –7:30 pm before the film begins at 7:30 pm.
ADFF Covid-19 Protocol
To attend this event, all guests must present proof of vaccination (at least 14 days after final dose). Valid proof of vaccination includes a CDC vaccination card, photo of vaccination card, or the New York Excelsior Pass. Proof of vaccination must match ID. Masks are required.
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