22nd Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 17-27, 2025

12th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

November 20-24, 2024

Showing Up

United States, 2022: 108 minutes: Alberta Premiere
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A sculptor (Michelle Williams) preparing to open a new show must balance her creative life with the daily dramas of family and friends, in Kelly Reichardt’s vibrant and captivatingly funny portrait of art & craft.

From the rising tensions of a make-or-break week of a Portland artist getting ready for a big show, filmmaker Kelly Reichardt carves a profound, gorgeously layered portrait of a woman that is as much about what makes up a life as it is about making art. Michelle Williams shimmers with complexity as Lizzy, who is trying to hold things together when they keep trying to fall apart. Her hot water heater is busted, her brother might be going off the rails, her divorced parents are exasperating in their own separate ways, she’s surrounded by free spirits at the arts college where she works… and all this lies just below the raw surface of the work that feeds her soul. It is through Lizzy’s deeply relatable, often comical, everyday tribulations on her way to a longed-desired achievement that SHOWING UP becomes a quiet tour de force, and Reichardt’s most sweetly comedic.

Cannes 2022
New York Film Festival 2022
Vienna International Film Festival 2022

Kelly Reichardt is an acclaimed director and writer. Most recently, a retrospective of Reichardt’s work took place at the Centre Pompidou (October 2021), and her newest film, SHOWING UP, premiered in completion at the Cannes film festival 2022. Her feature films include: RIVER OF GRASS (1994) and subsequently directed OLD JOY (2006), WENDY AND LUCY (2008), MEEK'S CUTOFF (2010), NIGHT MOVES (2013), CERTAIN WOMEN (2016), and FIRST COW (2019). Her grants include: Film Independent Bonnie Award, United States Artists Fellowship, Guggenheim Fellowship, Anonymous Was a Woman Award, Renew Media Fellowship. Her work has screened at Cannes Film Festival in “Un Certain Regard,” Venice International Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, Viennale Film Festival, Berlin International Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, and BFI London Film Festival.

press for Showing Up

"Kelly Reichardt's eighth feature is beautifully crafted, a modest gem that grows in impact the more one examines it."
- Screen International


Narrative / Drama / Art / Woman Director

pre-recorded Q&A following the screening
108 minutes


Kelly Reichardt

Anish Savjani
Vincent Savino
Neil Kopp

Jon Raymond
Kelly Reichardt

Christopher Blauvelt

Michelle Williams
Hong Chau
André Benjamin
Maryann Plunkett

Ethan Rose


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