"A story of spontaneity, creativity, genius and madness."- The Miami Herald

"...Memran manages to take us through Irene's extraordinary life, while capturing the essence of what made it extraordinary..." -  NBC News Latino

"A tender exploration of Fornes' life and the meaning of memory."
Conde Nast's them

"Fabulous. 'The Rest I Make Up' is as inspiring as its subject."
San Francisco Bay Times
After a successful festival run and a sold-out week at MoMA in New York, THE REST I MAKE UP is now available for booking! Here's what Richard Brody had to say about the film last week in The New Yorker:

Michelle Memran's intimate and exhilarating documentary portrait of the playwright María Irene Fornés unfolds the details of their decade-plus collaboration in ample, illuminating discussions between the two of them. Fornés, a crucial theatrical innovator since the nineteen-sixties, speaks of her unbridled self-revelation to the camera, which she calls "her beloved"-and it certainly loves her back. Fornés exerts a hypnotic force of stardom, while her offhanded yet urgent remarks resound with life-tested literary authority. Yet tragedy is built in from the start: Fornés's bouts of memory loss prove to be the onset of Alzheimer's disease. Though her perception and imagination remain vivid and vital, she can no longer recall recent activities-such as a hearty return visit to her native Cuba, which Memran films. The movie sketches the background of Fornés's remarkable life and career with interviews and archival footage, while highlighting her enduring creative inspiration on the wing, long after the end of her playwriting career. - Richard Brody, The New Yorker
To request a screener, book the film, or for any other questions contact Kristen Fitzpatrick at   kfitzpatrick@wmm.com
About WMM:
From cutting-edge documentaries that give depth to today's headlines to smart, stunning films that push artistic and intellectual boundaries in all genres, Women Make Movies (WMM), a non-profit feminist social enterprise based in New York, is the world's leading distributor of independent films by and about women. Our Production Assistance Program assists women directors with their productions from concept through completion with fiscal sponsorship, consultations and other technical assistance. We work with creative, ground-breaking films which win awards at festivals around the world. Films and filmmakers we have supported have been nominated for or won Academy® Awards in 12 of the past 13 years.