27th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
The End Is Not What I Thought It Would Be
director: Andrea Kleine
original title: The End Is Not What I Thought It Would Be
country: United States
running time: 82 min.
synopsisIn December 2020, the pandemic caused the cancellation of all performances the filmmaker had arranged for a small experimental theatre in Queens, New York City. She and her partner, a composer, decided to move into the theatre for two weeks and perform every night for an absent audience. The film consists of a mixture of genres and forms, from stand-up performances, to monologues about art and life, to musical installations. Combined with documentary footage of everyday actions, the film reveals the tragicomic fate of an artist in quarantine, whose work is meaningless without a live audience.
“The joke doesn’t exist without an audience.”
biographyAndrea Kleine (* 1970) is an American writer, director, choreographer, and performer. She is the author of the award-winning novels Calf (2015) and Eden (2018) and is also a literary critic. She frequently collaborates with New York’s The Chocolate Factory on her theatrical performances and multi-genre projects.
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|cast:||Andrea Kleine, Bobby Previte|
|photography:||Andrea Kleine, Bobby Previte|