An exhausted, workaholic actress, Anna Baskin, 44, abruptly extricates herself from a successful but mind-numbing TV role, returning to her past life in New York to reinvent herself.
"Subrin’s A Woman, A Part testified to the expansive complexity that can be generated out of a restricted set of parameters when expertly executed.... If only more American independent cinema was this poignant and compelling." -- Erika Balsom, Artforum
"There are thematic, if not tonal, parallels with Olivier Assayas’ Clouds Of Sils Maria, and it’s likely that the film will appeal to a similar demographic with a taste for sophisticated storytelling about well-developed female characters.... This debut marks [Subrin] out as a talent to watch: an empathetic filmmaker with an obvious respect for actors, both as collaborators and as subjects." -- Wendy Ide, Screen International
An exhausted, workaholic actress, Anna Baskin, 44, abruptly extricates herself from a successful but mind-numbing TV role, returning to her past life in New York to reinvent herself. But despite the desire for transformation, she cannot find herself outside of her career. When an upsetting personal betrayal unexpectedly leads to the role of her life, she must confront the reality of her past relationships in order to clear a path forward. The intimate story of Anna and her friends Isaac and Kate become magnified by the film’s surrounding themes: gentrification, addiction, autoimmune disease, burnout, sexism in the film industry and 21st century marketing of the self.
ELISABETH SUBRIN (writer/director) is an award-winning filmmaker and visual artist whose films have screened widely, including at The Rotterdam International Film Festival, The New York Film Festival, The Vienna International Film Festival, The Whitney Biennial, and The Sundance Channel. Her films and visual art have been presented in solo exhibitions and screenings at The Museum of Modern Art, The Jewish Museum, NY, VOLTA/NY, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, and in a retrospective at Sue Scott Gallery, in New York. Her film Shulie won numerous awards, including The Los Angeles Film Critics Award for “Best Independent Film,” and was selected for the BFI Sight&SoundCritics Poll for “Greatest Films of All Times.” She has received grants from The Rockefeller, Guggenheim, Annenberg and Creative Capital Foundations, and participated in The Sundance Institute Directors and Screenwriters Labs.
SCOTT MACAULAY has, with his partner Robin O'Hara, produced and executive produced many award-winning features with directors such as Harmony Korine, Tom Noonan, Alice Wu, Jesse Peretz and James Ponsoldt.
SHRIHARI SATHE produced Eliza Hittman's It Felt Like Love.He is a co-producer on Partho Sen-Gupta's Arunoday (Sunrise) and Afia Nathaniel's Dukhtar (Daughter). He is currently in post-production on his feature directorial debut – Ek Hazarachi Note (1000 Rupee Note).
Best known for her six seasons co-starring on the hit FX series Sons of Anarchy, MAGGIE SIFF (Anna Baskin) made her debut as department store heiress “Rachel Menken” on the award-winning AMC series, Mad Men. Also hailed for her work in independent film and on stage, Maggie recently appeared in the Sundance 2013 Dramatic Competition film Concussion.
CARA SEYMOUR (Kate Wilson) has worked with some of the most respected directors in the film world, including Martin Scorsese, Lars Von Trier, Spike Jones and Jonathan Glazer. She can currently be seen co-starring in Steven Soderbergh’s new Cinemax series, The Knick, playing “Sister Harriet.”