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Red Shirley

United States 2011, 28 min, English, Hebrew subtitles

On the eve of her 100th birthday, Shirley Novick met with her rock musician cousin Lou Reed to talk about the past. Before activism earned her the moniker “Red Shirley”, she survived two world wars – emigrating to the U.S. after the first, and losing her family in the second. Reed lets Shirley tell her life story, embracing her with the soundtrack he composed.

Red Shirley website

Director & Script: Lou Reed
Production: Tom Sarig
Production Company: Sister Ray
Editing: Ben Flaherty
Cinematography: Ralph Gibson
Print Source: Shane Boyar (shane@ecgnyc.com)Director CV
LOU REED is an American Master, a playwright, a poet, and a photographer whose photos have been exhibited worldwide. His third photography book, Romanticism, will be released in 2009. He is the recipient of the Chevalier Commander of Arts and Letters from the French government and numerous other awards. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996 and is a founding member of the legendary Velvet Underground.

In December of 2006 Lou Reed premiered the live staging of his masterwork Berlin at St. Ann’s Warehouse in New York. The performance was filmed by Academy Award nominated director and artist Julian Schnabel.

Currently Reed is working several projects including a collaboration with artist Lorenzo Mattioti, who created a graphic novel based on Lou’s album, The Raven. He is also completing a book of essays on Chen Tai Chi called The Art Of The Straight Line, which is slated for release in 2009. Lou Reed also co-hosts a weekly radio show on Sirius XM Satellite Radio with friend and distinguished producer Hal Willner called “The New York Shuffle”.

Reed has acted in and composed music for films and currently lives in the city of his heart, New York.

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