Guest of Cindy Sherman
Oddball gonzo video journalist Paul H.O., creator of the former cable show Gallery Beat, was a D-list artist in New York's art world. When he met, wooed and became the boyfriend of legendary photographer Cindy Sherman the undisputed A-list critic's darling poor Paul crashed and burned, and fell even lower on the alphabet scale. "I've sort of been swallowed up by the Cindy Sherman giant thing," he moans onscreen. "Did I marry Madonna, or something? What's his name? Whatever happened to him?" Paul does what any self-respecting videographer would do: He makes a confessional documentary about his now former relationship. The revealing work, Guest of Cindy Sherman, dissects the bruised, overinflated egos that haunt the galleries in SoHo and gives us a worm's-eye view of celebrity, high-finance art and what it's like to be the ultimate sidekick. (Case in point: To save their foundering relationship, Paul takes Cindy to his therapist. The doctor takes her as a client and dumps him.) 7 p.m. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet. For information, call 713-639-7531 or visit www.mfah.org/films. $6 to $7.
Fri., Dec. 4, 7 p.m., 2009
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