New York premiere, hosted by HBO and Christie's
photo courtesy of Getty
Chicago postscreening discussion with Milos Stehlik
INTERVIEWS, PANELS and TALKS
"This lighthearted documentary intertwines the legacy of Andy Warhol’s 'Brillo Box' with that of the family that bought one of the iconic sculptures for a meager $1,000...Ms. Skyler offers a personal, and laughable, take on a global phenomenon."
"'Brillo Box (3¢ off)' is about far more than what the sculpture fetched -- though that figure is staggering. It considers the aim, meaning, and collection of art. Skyler deftly weaves together photographs, interviews and observations about legacy and family, which makes her story (which is slightly heartbreaking) all the more poignant."
"...witty and touching...the film offers a pertinent, even poignant, observation about the things we desire and acquire."
"With a fun, disarming attitude that surely Warhol himself would admire, 'Brillo Box (3¢ off)' has an accessibility that few discussions of fine art ever do, easing into discussions about Warhol’s egalitarian beliefs about art and what can be classified as such that feel weighty without ever feeling academic.”
A FEW THINGS ABOUT ROBERT IRWIN (LACMA)
"Short documentaries can be a kind of nonfiction poetry. Images, editing, and sound are sometimes as important as verbal cues and exposition. Such is the case in Lisanne Skyler’s 'A Few Things About Robert Irwin'..."
Peter Keogh, THE BOSTON GLOBE
Q & A at The New York Film Festival
Filmmaker Panel at The New York Film Festival
GETTING TO KNOW YOU (SUNDANCE CHANNEL)
"Lisanne Skyler's documentary on South Central Los Angeles clocks in at just under an hour, but the stories it tells -- by turns devastating and infuriating -- lingers. Working in a direct cinema style, Skyler manages an anatomy of a neighborhood by way of a pawnshop, finding and listening to voices not generally heard."
Manohla Dargis, LA WEEKLY
"As is Frederick Wiseman, the cinema wonder she is influenced by, Skyler is able to earn the trust of people living in extreme conditions, providing them with a comfort zone to reveal themselves. In South Central LA, where black-owned businesses are waning, she finds people who want to thrive but only find relief through her lens."
Robert Koehler, THE LOS ANGELES TIMES
ROGER EBERT & RICHARD ROEPER REVIEW "TWO THUMBS UP"
“Bleak and unsettling but compulsively watchable, Lisanne Skyler's Sundance
competition drama 'Getting to Know You' marks her as a dynamic young talent."
“Entrancing! Conjures an alluring spell of mistrust and hope...”