Description: When Ellie Shine (Laurie Simmons), a struggling single artist living in New York City, is offered the summer home of a famous friend, she seizes the opportunity to hit the reset button on her life and work. She unwittingly finds inspiration in two out-of-work actors who maintain the gardens at her summer retreat: Frank (Robert Clohessy), a recent widower trying to reassemble his life, and Tom (Josh Safdie), a hungry young actor whose wife (Parker Posey) has a less ambitious vision for their idyllic country life. Joining them is John (John Rothman), a divorced lawyer looking for a summer distraction. This unlikely trio accompanies Ellie on an odd and delightful journey toward finding her late-blooming artistic momentum. Also featuring Lena Dunham (Ms. Simmons' daughter).
Part midsummer night fantasy, part classic French country rom-com and partly a meditation on feminism and art-making, MY ART is a ‘coming of (middle) age’ story. It is also a rich tribute to the life lessons that can only be learned by those who have lived.