North American Premiere!
Director Shannon Plumb in person at all screenings!
Online sales for screenings at MoMA end three hours prior to showtime. Any remaining tickets will be available at the MoMA Film desk beginning 30 minutes before showtime.
The Brooklyn mother of two boys and the wife of a harried theater director, Penelope barely has time to stay sane, much less create art. She finds comic relief from domestic drudgery by inhabiting the world in guises—drag king, pole dancer, Santa Claus—managing to find moments of grace even on thankless days. Accomplished video and performance artist Shannon Plumb makes a wincingly funny feature debut that strikes awfully close to home. The writer-director stars opposite her real-life husband (Derek Cianfrance, director of Blue Valentine) and her talented, towheaded sons (Cody and Walker Cianfrance).