Matthias Müller, Home Stories, 6 min., 1990
Ida Lupino, The Bigamist, 80 min., 1953
Like Cindy Sherman, Ida Lupino made her mark on both sides of the camera, a defiant siren of film noir, but also one of the first female auteurs, directing and producing independent features that delved into hot-button cultural topics like abortion and polyamory. For The Bigamist, Lupino positioned herself opposite Joan Fontaine, in a subtle and gorgeously photographed potboiler about a traveling salesman who takes on two wives. In Matthias Müller’s short Home Stories, the filmmaker distills gestures of the classic Hollywood melodrama, collecting the moonlit sighs and dramatic departures, shot in 16mm off of a television screen.
Doll Parts tickets include same-night access before the film program to the museum, including the Cindy Sherman: Imitation of Life special exhibition