Pleasure Dome is pleased to present the Canadian premiere of Laurel Nakadate‘s debut feature film!
Sat Oct 9 | 8 pm | $12 ($8 for members and students)
Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave.
Laurel Nakadate in Person
Pleasure Dome is pleased to present the Canadian premiere of Stay The Same Never Change. Written, shot and directed by Laurel Nakadate, this debut feature film situates itself at the crossroads of visual fact and narrative fiction. Though the story is scripted, it is set in the real Kansas City homes of its amateur actors. It’s a story about people and the lives they’re living while wanting more. Whether it’s a family man looking for beauty or a young woman obsessed with polar bears and Oprah, the characters in this film reveal quiet lives laden with sadness and desire. The film’s soundtrack features original music composed by Owen Ashworth and performed by Casiotone for the Painfully Alone.
Laurel Nakadate is a photographer, video artist and filmmaker. She was born in Austin, Texas and raised in Ames, Iowa. She received a B.F.A. from Tufts University and The School of The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and an M.F.A. in photography from Yale University. Her work has been exhibited at P.S.1/MoMA, The Yerba Buena, The Getty Museum, and The Reina Sofia. In 2009, her first feature film, STAY THE SAME NEVER CHANGE, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and went on to be featured in New Directors/ New Films at The Museum of Modern Art and Lincoln Center. Her second feature film, THE WOLF KNIFE, premiered at the 2010 Los Angeles Film Festival. Nakadate’s work is in many public and private collections including the Yale University Art Gallery, the Saatchi Collection and the Museum of Modern Art. She is represented by Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects and lives in New York City.