“The Rest I Make Up” is a documentary about the innovative Cuban American avant-garde playwright María Irene Fornés and her unexpected friendship with the film’s maker Michelle Memran. Created over 15 years, the film captures Fornés reflecting on her life’s work while also dealing with the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. It also combines archival footage with commentary from the likes of Edward Albee, Ellen Stewart, Paula Vogel, John Guare, Oskar Eustis and Migdalia Cruz. Tonight’s event is part of Celebrando Fornés, a year-long event spanning the entire United States celebrating Fornes’ impact on theater.
A panel discussion will follow the screening, featuring Memran, Highways Performance Space Executive Director Leo Garcia and Los Angeles Times critic Charles McNulty. It will be moderated by the Director of Duende CalArts Marissa Chibas.