Postcards From the Edge
Presented by Raquel Caballero & Sheer Fantasy at CAC
Sheer Fantasy features three specially commissioned appliqued quilts by artist Raquel Caballero, depicting ‘Hell’ here on Earth as well as the souls of the icons who’ve sadly departed, such as Carrie Fisher and mother Debbie Reynolds, arm in arm, shining blindingly bright. Caballero will introduce Postcards From the Edge at Golden Age.
Curated by artist David Capra, Sheer Fantasy suspends time to confront the role of the fantastical and how it plays within our collective conscious. In this exhibition, the world as we know it bends and shifts, making room to indulge in our greatest fantasies..
Sheer Fantasy at Campbelltown Arts Centre 14 April – 3 June
Please note gift passes are not redeemable for this session
Unsolicited advice, competitive manipulation and Stolichnaya smoothies. Postcards from the Edge is an acid-tongued meditation on showbiz, substance abuse and motherhood from the brilliant mind of the late Carrie Fisher. After an accidental overdose and a spell in rehab, troubled actress Suzanne Vale (Meryl Streep) lands a role in a small-budget film. As part of her recovery she moves in with her mother Doris (Shirley MacLaine), once a major Hollywood star and now a champion drinker with a talent for withering remarks. A sizzling two-hander from its two legendary stars, this film delves playfully into familial angst as the pair experience literal and figurative car crashes, navigating sleazy producers and schlocky films while attempting to mend their fractured bond.
WHY YOU SHOULD SEE THIS FILM
This film is one of director Mike Nichols’ most underrated gems. Loud, brassy and overflowing with winking one-liners, Postcards from the Edge is an acting masterclass from Streep and MacLaine and also a delicious window into the private lives of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. With a supporting cast featuring Dennis Quaid, Gene Hackman and Annette Bening and no less than three musical performances from Meryl and Shirley, this film is a truly unmissable experience. Bring your mum. We dare you.
|Cast:||Meryl Streep, Shirley MacLaine, Dennis Quaid|