Narcissister Organ Player


The Main 4 Mon, Apr 23, 2018 7:05 PM
The Main 4 Wed, Apr 25, 2018 9:30 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$14.00
Film Info
Guest Attending:Yes
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:Frame Forward
Spotlight: Chasms and Bridges
Women & Film
Documentary Award
Women Directors
Voice Category:Film on the Fringe
Release Year:2018
Runtime:92 min
Print Source:Narcissister
Taryn Gould
Cinematographer:PJ Norman
Editor:Taryn Gould
Principal Cast:Narcissister
Sarah Benzaquen Lumpkin
Oscar James Lumpkin Jr.
Bernard Isaac Lumpkin
Carmine Daniel Boccuzzi


Special Guest Narcissister Attending April 23

Brooklyn-based artist and performer Narcissister takes the stage, plumbing the depths of identity, sexuality, race and death in this breathtaking feature film debut based on her Bessie Award nominated performance of the same name. The film’s centerpiece is a mesmerizing performance in which Narcissister, sitting down to a meal at a metaphorical restaurant, first eats some spinach leaves, then, unsatisfied, moves on to the restaurant’s furniture before eventually turning her attention—quite literally—inward from there. Arresting animations from artist Martha Colburn support Narcissister’s explorations, unveiling the true heart of the performance—the illness, death, and lasting influence of Narcissister’s mother.

A marvelous and multi-layered hybrid performance film/documentary, Narcissister Organ Player employs its central figure’s evocative physicality to explore the universal themes of being human. The film, and most importantly Narcissister herself, is both a confrontation of spectacle and a reflection on the personal, leaving audiences with food for thought long after this mythical restaurant closes its kitchen.

Director Biography

Narcissister Narcissister is an American director, producer and performance artist. Her art is well-known for challenging and exploring themes of culture, sexuality, identity and bloodlines. Her work has appeared throughout the globe, including at The New Museum, The Kitchen and Abrons Art Center.



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